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000018329 100__ $$aBaranzini, Andrea$$uHaute école de gestion de Genève
000018329 245__ $$9eng$$aWater supply$$bcosts and performance of water utilities : evidence from Switzerland
000018329 269__ $$c2010
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000018329 520__ $$9eng$$aIn this paper, we assess the economic efficiency of Swiss water utilities. To reach this aim, we accessed a new and unexploited database, which counts 330 water utilities, representing about 55% of the drinking water distributed in Switzerland. The database spans over six years (2000-2005) and offers information on the type of the water production process, the characteristics of the network and the costs of water supply. This database presents an original opportunity to analyse the cost of water supply and to determine the efficiency of the water utilities. Such a study has never been done for Switzerland. We apply a stochastic cost function approach to measure cost inefficiency and to investigate the impact of environmental characteristics outside the control of the water utilities (e.g. type of water and customer density) on costs and inefficiency measures. Our results show that environmental factors have a significant influence on costs. Including exogenous variables in the analysis lowers industry inefficiency scores and provides indicators of managerial performance.
000018329 695__ $$9eng$$awater utilities ; benchmarking ; stochastic cost function ; performance ; efficiency
000018329 700__ $$aFaust, Anne-Kathrin$$uHaute école de gestion de Genève
000018329 700__ $$aMaradan, David$$uHaute école de gestion de Genève
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000018329 918__ $$aHaute école de gestion de Genève$$bCampus de Battelle, Bâtiment F, 7 route de Drize, 1227 Carouge$$cCentre de recherche appliquée en gestion (CRAG)
000018329 919__ $$aHaute école de gestion de Genève$$bGenève$$ddoc.support@rero.ch
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