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dc.contributor.authorAkimov, Alexandr
dc.contributor.authorSimshauser, Paul
dc.contributor.editorAkimov, Alexandr
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-16T07:47:07Z
dc.date.available2020-01-16T07:47:07Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1836-8123
dc.identifier.otherRePEc:gri:fpaper:finance:201802
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/390492
dc.description.abstractEnsuring universal and affordable water supply is a central objective of government. An efficient water supply sector plays a primary role in ensuring this objective is met. Scale economies and capital-intensive immobile assets means monopoly emerges as the dominant organisational form, and when combined with an essential character, a strong case exists for economic and technical regulation. Yet diversity in water service provider scale means economic regulation, which is costly, is not always viable. A comprehensive performance monitoring and reporting regime for water service providers is thus crucial. It is crucial for oversight of unregulated entities, and for regulated entities in generating competition by comparison. In this article, we undertake an expansive literature review and summarise approaches to performance measurement by the water industry. Academic literature reveals researchers have centered their approach using comprehensive methods such as Data Envelopment Analysis and Stochastic Frontier Analysis. With the exception of the Victorian Essential Services Commission, the Australian Industry persists with partial indicators. Given water and sewerage price increases of more than 100% in real terms from 2005-2014 we find a strong case for implementing advanced methods to address the task of providing a holistic picture of utility performance.
dc.format.extent39 pages
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherGriffith University
dc.publisher.placeBrisbane, Australia
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto39
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther Economics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1499
dc.subject.keywordsG38 - Corporate Finance and Governance: Government Policy and Regulation
dc.subject.keywordsL25 - Firm Performance: Size, Diversification, and Scope
dc.subject.keywordsL95 - Gas Utilities; Pipelines; Water Utilities
dc.subject.keywordsBenchmarking
dc.subject.keywordswater utilities
dc.subject.keywordsperformance measurement
dc.subject.keywordsproductivity
dc.title2018-02: Performance measurement in Australian water utilities: Current state and future directions (Working paper)
dc.typeReport
dc.type.descriptionU2 - Reviews/Reports
gro.facultyGriffith Business School
gro.description.notepublicFinance
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright © 2010 by author(s). No part of this paper may be reproduced in any form, or stored in a retrieval system, without prior permission of the author(s).
gro.date.issued2018
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gro.griffith.authorAkimov, Alexandr


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