Governance and Performance of Water Utility Firms

  • Stefano Pozzoli
  • Loris Landriani
  • Luigi Lepore
  • Rossella Romano

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Water Science and Technology book series (BRIEFSWATER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Stefano Pozzoli, Loris Landriani, Luigi Lepore, Rossella Romano
    Pages 1-7
  3. Stefano Pozzoli, Loris Landriani, Luigi Lepore, Rossella Romano
    Pages 9-28
  4. Stefano Pozzoli, Loris Landriani, Luigi Lepore, Rossella Romano
    Pages 29-49
  5. Stefano Pozzoli, Loris Landriani, Luigi Lepore, Rossella Romano
    Pages 51-53

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Local Public Service Management of Integrated Water Services Management of Public Goods Performance Evaluation Performances of Water Service Companies Public Governance Water Utility Firms

Authors and affiliations

  • Stefano Pozzoli
    • 1
  • Loris Landriani
    • 2
  • Luigi Lepore
    • 3
  • Rossella Romano
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Business AdministrationParthenope University of NaplesNaplesItaly
  2. 2.Department of Business AdministrationParthenope University of NaplesNaplesItaly
  3. 3.Department of Business AdministrationParthenope University of NaplesNaplesItaly
  4. 4.Department of Business AdministrationParthenope University of NaplesNaplesItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02645-9
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-02644-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-02645-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-7244
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-7252
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