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For another idea of efficiency in the water sector

For another idea of efficiency in the water sector

Lobina, Emanuele ORCID: 0000-0003-4774-0308 (2019) For another idea of efficiency in the water sector. Discussion Paper. University of Greenwich, London.

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This paper makes three distinctive contributions. The first contribution is to offer an immanent critique of bipolar conceptions of organisational efficiency, namely productive efficiency and distributive efficiency. The second is to conceive a notion of organisational meta-efficiency – called intrinsic organisational efficiency – that integrates the production of value from an economic activity and the distribution of value between internal and external, productive and distributive objectives. It does so by integrating the potentials of productive efficiency and distributive efficiency with a view to overcoming the limitations of these bipolar opposites. The third contribution is to make the case for the development of a new sub-discipline within comparative institutional analysis, that of comparative criteria analysis. This case rests on the twofold promise of clarifying the epistemological foundations of comparative institutional analysis and making more apparent the implications of distinguishing between the positive and normative levels of analysis.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: water services; efficiency; productivity; intrinsic organisational efficiency; material culture; immanent critique; theory; comparative criteria analysis
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW)
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW) > Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU)
Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
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