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dc.contributor.authorTauchmann, Haralden_US
dc.contributor.authorClausen, Hartmuten_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T15:48:43Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T15:48:43Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/18573-
dc.description.abstractIn the German wastewater sector, innovations are often regarded to be the key to both more efficient service provision and reduction of environmental and health-related problems. However, it is unclear what factors foster these innovations. One possible candidate factor is increased competition in this sector and the entry of private service providers. So far, there is no empirical evidence to answer the question of whether private firms are, in fact, more innovative than others. To address this question, we conducted a survey among German firms that provide wastewater services and estimated a structural model to explain firms? innovativeness. Our results suggest that firm size improves innovativeness; however, private service providers are not significantly more innovative than providers operated by local governments.We conclude that restructuring the sector to form larger units may foster innovative activities even without any changes in the legal framework.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRWI Discussion Papers 22en_US
dc.subject.jelO31en_US
dc.subject.jelL95en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordWastewater servicesen_US
dc.subject.keywordinnovativenessen_US
dc.subject.keywordstructural econometric modelen_US
dc.subject.stwAbwasserwirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwInnovationen_US
dc.subject.stwPrivatwirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwKommunale Versorgungswirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwReorganisationen_US
dc.subject.stwBetriebsgrösseen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleDo organizational forms matter? : An econometric analysis of innovativeness in the German wastewater sectoren_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn474227227en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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