Economies of scale in local government services: a meta analysis / Siew King Ting, Rene Villano and Brian Dollery.

Ting, Siew King and Villano, Rene and Dollery, Brian (2018) Economies of scale in local government services: a meta analysis / Siew King Ting, Rene Villano and Brian Dollery. International Journal of Service Management and Sustainability (IJSMS), 3 (1). pp. 1-28. ISSN 2550-1569

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Abstract

In this paper, a meta-regression analysis is presented by 38 empirical studies on the size of scale in various local government services. Our results show that income classification was the most important factor in determining size of scale and all selected local government services recorded decreasing size of scale in the recent decades, with water services exhibiting the largest decreasing size of scale. The existence of scale effects has important ramifications for local government structural reform, given the globally indifferent results of local government reorganization

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Ting, Siew King
tings036@sarawak.uitm.edu.my
Villano, Rene
rvillan2@une.edu.au
Dollery, Brian
bdollery@une.edu.au
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Income distribution. Distributive justice > Malaysia
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > History of economics. History of economic theory, Including special economic schools
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sarawak > Kota Samarahan Campus > Faculty of Business and Management
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Service Management and Sustainability (IJSMS)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > International Journal of Service Management and Sustainability (IJSMS)
ISSN: 2550-1569
Volume: 3
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 1-28
Official URL: http://ijsmssarawak.com/ijsms_vol_3_1/Paper%201_1-...
Item ID: 33609
Uncontrolled Keywords: Meta regression, economies of scale, local government services, transport services, water services.
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/33609

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