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Niaounakis, T.K. (author)
Driven by a quest for efficiency, many Western countries have witnessed merger waves across the entire breadth of their public sectors. The underlying assumption is that economies of scale exist in public service delivery; the idea that the average cost of public services decreases as the size of public organizations increases. The analysis of...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Blank, J.L.T. (author), Niaounakis, T.K. (author)
Local governments may seek efficient public service delivery through scaling up production, and the quest for the optimal local government size has attracted extensive attention of scholars and policy makers. Indeed, if scale matters for local government efficiency, increasing size may be a key factor in achieving more value for money for...
journal article 2021
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Blank, J.L.T. (author), Niaounakis, T.K. (author)
In many countries, the provision of primary education is among the core responsibilities of local governments. One of the main questions local governments face concerns the optimal configuration of school boards and size of schools. In this paper we analyse the relation between cost and scale in school boards and in schools. The influence of...
journal article 2019
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Groskaufmanis, M. (author)
The project is a spatial product intended to accommodate 900 households of flexible workers. It combines the domestic and productive environments in a single housing complex, serviced 24 hours a day. More information in the brochure.
master thesis 2016
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Kupfernagel, J. (author)
This report provides an analysis of competitive advantages for a new way of producing and supplying chemicals in a concept called Economy of Chain (EoC). By applying this concept existing supply chain architecture is transformed. Economy of Chain is a modular production concept, with the help of process intensified equipment the reactor sizes...
master thesis 2015
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Van Pelt, M. (author)
The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) is a result of the financial crisis of 2008 and one of the first concrete measures of the European Commission in order to prevent a new crisis of this scale. After the fall of Lehman Brothers, often described as being “too big to fail” the decision was made to...
master thesis 2015
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Palmeros Parada, M.D.M. (author)
The current production of palm oil produces large amounts of biomass residues, namely empty fruit bunches, shells, fibres, fronds, and trunks. The current worldwide demand for biomass-derived biochemical intermediates, provides the opportunity for converting these biomass residues into higher value products. In this design project,the...
report 2013
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Wilschut, J.A. (author), Van Hulst, B.L. (author), Blank, J.L.T. (author)
Economies of scale and scope are usually derived under the assumption that the set of production possibilities are shared by all firms in an industry irrespective of whether they specialize in a single output or not. Mental health care institutions in the Netherlands vary substantially in the scale and the number of outputs. Estimation of one...
conference paper 2012
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