Efficiency or technology adoption: A case study in waste-treatment technology
Managi, Shunsuke, Hibiki, Akira, & Shimane, Tetsuya (2014) Efficiency or technology adoption: A case study in waste-treatment technology. Resource and Energy Economics, 36(2), pp. 586-600.
Improvements in the effectiveness and efficiency of supply-side waste management are necessary in many countries. In Japan, municipalities with limited budgets have delayed the introduction of new waste-management technologies. Thus, the central government has used subsidies to encourage municipalities to adopt certain new technologies to improve waste-management efficiency. In this study, we measure the efficiency of waste management and explore how technology is related to technical efficiency. We find that municipalities are likely to adopt less-efficient technologies and that the central government's policies are likely to promote inefficient technology adoption by local governments.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Efficiency, Productivity, Technology adoption, Waste management, Waste-treatment technology, Technology, Central government, Effectiveness and efficiencies, Local government, Technical efficiency, Waste treatment, government, waste technology, Japan|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200)|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance|
|Deposited On:||17 May 2015 23:58|
|Last Modified:||19 May 2015 01:57|
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