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.

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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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ID Code: 84224
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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
DOI: 10.1016/j.reseneeco.2013.09.002
ISSN: 0928-7655
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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