The Lessons of Japan National Railway Privatization
Keywords:railroads, privatization, public sector.
The case of (JNR) privatization is often considered as a persuasive example of how a large state-run company can be
successfully transformed into smaller well-run private company. The article describes the pre-privatization state, the
privatization process and enlists the most important outcomes of JNR privatization. The lengthy process of JNR
privatization is thoroughly analyzed; the main obstacles and the critical factors of success are clarified. Author used
various sources of information, mainly articles of Japanese scientists. The lessons of JNR privatization are useful to be
remembered while restructuring and reorganizing of Lithuanian Railways is going.