SpringerBriefs in Water Science and Technology

Governance and Performance of Water Utility Firms

Authors: Pozzoli, S., Landriani, L., Lepore, L., Romano, R.

  • Analyzes recent and undeveloped issues
  • Provides a theoretical model for the management of integrated water services
  • Includes a case study conducted on a sample of 39 mono-service Italian water operators compared to a presence of about 115 foster water companies
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In Italy, the debate about the reform process, that has involved the water sector for several years, cannot be considered concluded. It seems exclusively ideological and often it does not consider the business administration perspective, which certainly could make a contribution to the solution of different problems. Politicians and researchers, for example, show very little interest for the economic and financial performance of water utility firms, focusing almost exclusively on the different ways for providing the services or on the ownership structure. This work analyzes the variables characterizing the outsourcing process in the water sector. It also explores the connection of such variables with the performance of companies and local government authorities involved in the delivery process. Subsequently, the work explains the results of an exploratory analysis of different cases in the international context, making also a comparison about the performance. Lastly, the work verifies the existence of some best practices and evaluates the adaptability of these best practices in the Italian context.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Pozzoli, Stefano (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Model for Water Governance: Variables and Performance

    Pozzoli, Stefano (et al.)

    Pages 9-28

  • The Impact of Governance Model on Performance: The Case of the Italian Firm of Integrated Water Service

    Pozzoli, Stefano (et al.)

    Pages 29-49

  • Conclusions and Limits

    Pozzoli, Stefano (et al.)

    Pages 51-53

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-02645-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-02644-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Governance and Performance of Water Utility Firms
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Water Science and Technology
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-02645-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-02645-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-02644-2
Series ISSN
2194-7244
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 53
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 illustrations in colour
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