(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

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

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KING TING S. (1) ; DOLLERY B. (2) ; VILANO R. (2) ;
(1) Faculty of Business Management, Univ. Teknologi MARA, Sabah, MALAISIE
(2) University of New England, Armidale, AUSTRALIE


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


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 51, no3 [pp. 2899-2915]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 6 tabl.



Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1177/0042098013512873

Tous droits réservés © Prodig - Bibliographie Géographique Internationale (BGI), 2014
Refdoc record number (ud4) : 28682026 : Permanent link - XML version
Powered by Pxxo