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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 thekey to both more efficient service provision and reduction of environmentaland health-related problems. However, it is unclear what factors foster theseinnovations. One possible candidate factor is increased competition in thissector and the entry of private service providers. So far, there is no empiricalevidence to answer the question of whether private firms are, in fact, more innovativethan others. To address this question, we conducted a survey amongGerman firms that provide wastewater services and estimated a structuralmodel to explain firms? innovativeness. Our results suggest that firm size improvesinnovativeness; however, private service providers are not significantlymore innovative than providers operated by local governments.We concludethat restructuring the sector to form larger units may foster innovative activitieseven without any changes in the legal framework.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aRWI Discussion Papers |x22en_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-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:rwidps:22-

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