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dc.contributor.authorWorthington, Andrewen_US
dc.contributor.editorAndrew C. Worthingtonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-12T12:30:29Z
dc.date.available2018-04-12T12:30:29Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9781634631341en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/66967
dc.description.abstractThis chapter models the technical operating and capital efficiency of major Australian urban water utilities using data envelopment analysis. We specify different inputs and outputs for each measure of efficiency and make allowance for the inclusion of uncontrollable contextual inputs thought to impact upon the observed efficiency of utilities but largely outside their control. The results indicate that a relatively high level of relative operating and capital efficiency prevails across the sector. Measured efficiency is even higher after we allow for the scale of operations. However, a number of utilities exhibit inefficient behavior in operations and, to a lesser extent, in capital activities, and we are able to provide target inputs, outputs, and sets of best-practice peers that these utilities can focus on when seeking to improve their performance.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherNova Publishingen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=51780en_US
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleEconomic and Financial Modelling of Markets, Institutions and Instrumentsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofchapter11en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom217en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto233en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironment and Resource Economicsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode140205en_US
dc.titleNonparametric models of technical efficiency in urban water utilitiesen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Book Chapters (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeB - Book Chaptersen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Accounting, Finance and Economicsen_US
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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