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Administrative scale economies in local government : an empirical analysis of Sabah municipalities, 2000 to 2009

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

KING TING, S.
Faculty of Business Management, Univ. Teknologi MARA, Sabah, Malaisie
DOLLERY, B.
University of New England, Armidale, Australie
VILANO, R.
University of New England, Armidale, Australie


Description :
Adopting an econometric approach, this paper investigates administrative scale effects and the determinants of administrative intensity at the corporate level for 22 local authorities in the Malaysian state of Sabah from 2000 to 2009. The results indicate that there is an inverted U-shaped scale effect for staff size on administrative intensity in the small urban sample, while own-source revenue is the most important factor in determining administrative intensity in all local authorities and big urban samples. Several policy recommendations are proposed.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Urban studies (Harlow), issn : 0042-0980, 2014, vol. 51, n°. 3, p. 2899-2915, nombre de pages : 17, Références bibliographiques : 3 p.

Date :
2014

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Harlow, Longman Group

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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