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2017 | 65 | 2 | 143 – 157
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KEY FACTORS FOR PUBLIC UTILITY EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS: WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICES IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

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The article is focused on empirical analysis of municipal waste management services in the Czech Republic. Authors have identified the following key factors for public utility efficiency and effectiveness: recycling, competition, form of company ownership, the effects of economies of scale, inter-municipal cooperation, distance to landfill and hybrid organization. The aim of the article is to analyse these factors, and to discuss their relationship to cost efficiency and effectiveness with a focus on the impact of municipality size. Waste management expenditure in municipalities is most influenced by the achievement of economies of scale. Additionally, it was found that if a waste collection company is under public ownership, this has a similarly strong impact on expenditure. Another two important factors associated with cost savings and the management of waste collection companies are inter-municipal cooperation and hybrid organization, which are of equal importance.
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  • Masaryk University, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Department of Public Economics, Lipová 507/41a, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
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