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dc.contributor.authorWorthington, AC
dc.contributor.editorAndrew C. Worthington
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-12T12:30:29Z
dc.date.available2018-04-12T12:30:29Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.isbn9781634631112
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.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherNova Publishing
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=51780
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleEconomic and Financial Modelling of Markets, Institutions and Instruments
dc.relation.ispartofchapter11
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom217
dc.relation.ispartofpageto233
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironment and Resource Economics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode140205
dc.titleNonparametric models of technical efficiency in urban water utilities
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorWorthington, Andrew C.


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