Abstract

This thesis uses cluster analysis, mixed effect regressions and generalised structural equation modelling to develop and apply comprehensive statistical approaches in order to reasonably categorise highly diverse electricity generating/supplying companies and study any existing average productivity trends and dependences on other performance variables characterising the production process and size of the involved companies. Specific recommendations for the regulating authorities and company management were proposed. These included the need for different managerial approaches in different company groups/categories, different recommended company sizes, managerial approaches to overcome the general negative productivity trends on the power generation market, and the need for government support to ensure the successful transition to renewable energy sources.

Year Manuscript Completed

2016

Disciplines

Agricultural and Resource Economics | Operations and Supply Chain Management

Keywords

Energy industries Australia Management; Power resources Government policy; Energy consumption; Energy conservation; Economic aspects; Renewable energy sources.

Primary Language of Manuscript

EN

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