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Hybrid Organisations in Waste Management: Public and Private Organisations in a Deregulated Market Environment

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The chapter examines how as a result of processes of privatisation, deregulation and marketization, public services such as waste management have been outsourced to public waste management organisations. As a result, municipal waste services have evolved either to behave like companies through hybrid public waste companies, or to be sold off to the private sector, often multi-national corporations. By taking the Dutch waste management sector as an example the chapter addresses what hybridity in waste management means, how it manifests and what opportunities and dilemmas it raises.

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... Hence, most studies on waste management are similarly focused on the execution of waste management; that is to say, why the management was introduced, how the management is implemented, who is engaged in it, and what the management accomplishes (Minervini, 2013;Karre, 2013;Corvellec and Hultman, 2013;Schouten, Martin and Tillotson, 2015;Gustafsson, Hjelmgren and Czarniawska, 2015). ...
... Most studies on waste management are similarly focused on the execution of waste management; that is to say, why the management was introduced, how the management is implemented, who is engaged in it, and what the management accomplishes (Minervini, 2013;Karre, 2013;Corvellec and Hultman, 2013;Schouten, Martin and Tillotson, 2015;Gustafsson, Hjelmgren and Czarniawska, 2015). There is also a tendency to employ the comparative method to show the differences in performance, development, outcomes and obstacles in waste governance, between different countries (Campos, 2013;Taherzadeh and Rajendran, 2015). ...
... The findings of this study is further reinforced by the research of implemented and what the management accomplishes (Minervini, 2013;Karre, 2013;Corvellec and Hultman, 2013;Schouten, Martin and Tillotson, 2015;Gustafsson, Hjelmgren and Czarniawska, 2015). ...
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This research used the descriptive-correlational method to determine the level of respondents’ awareness and extent of implementation of Solid Waste Management (SWM) Practices in District 2, Bayawan City Division, Negros Oriental, Philippines for SY 2018-2019 in terms of the areas of segregation, reduce, reuse, recycle, and disposal. The quantitative data were gathered from 81 teachers and 189 students. Also, a survey questionnaire was utilized by the researcher. The statistical tools used in the analysis of the data were weighted mean, mean, and spearman rank correlation. The results revealed that the level of respondents’ awareness on SWM Practices as both perceived by the teachers and students were very high and the extent of implementation of these practices were very great. In addition to this, a significant relationship was noted between the levels of awareness and extents of implementation of SWM Practices. It can be concluded that the level of awareness greatly influenced the extent of implementation of SWM Practices by the teachers and students in District 2, Bayawan City Division.
... Hence, most studies on waste management are similarly focused on the execution of waste management; that is to say, why the management was introduced, how the management is implemented, who is engaged in it, and what the management accomplishes (Minervini, 2013;Karre, 2013;Corvellec and Hultman, 2013;Schouten, Martin and Tillotson, 2015;Gustafsson, Hjelmgren and Czarniawska, 2015). ...
... Most studies on waste management are similarly focused on the execution of waste management; that is to say, why the management was introduced, how the management is implemented, who is engaged in it, and what the management accomplishes (Minervini, 2013;Karre, 2013;Corvellec and Hultman, 2013;Schouten, Martin and Tillotson, 2015;Gustafsson, Hjelmgren and Czarniawska, 2015). There is also a tendency to employ the comparative method to show the differences in performance, development, outcomes and obstacles in waste governance, between different countries (Campos, 2013;Taherzadeh and Rajendran, 2015). ...
... The findings of this study is further reinforced by the research of implemented and what the management accomplishes (Minervini, 2013;Karre, 2013;Corvellec and Hultman, 2013;Schouten, Martin and Tillotson, 2015;Gustafsson, Hjelmgren and Czarniawska, 2015). ...
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This research used the descriptive-correlational method to determine the level of respondents’ awareness and extent of implementation of Solid Waste Management (SWM) Practices in District 2, Bayawan City Division, Negros Oriental, Philippines for SY 2018-2019 in terms of the areas of segregation, reduce, reuse, recycle, and disposal. The quantitative data were gathered from 81 teachers and 189 students. Also, a survey questionnaire was utilized by the researcher. The statistical tools used in the analysis of the data were weighted mean, mean, and spearman rank correlation. The results revealed that the level of respondents’ awareness on SWM Practices as both perceived by the teachers and students were very high and the extent of implementation of these practices were very great. In addition to this, a significant relationship was noted between the levels of awareness and extents of implementation of SWM Practices. It can be concluded that the level of awareness greatly influenced the extent of implementation of SWM Practices by the teachers and students in District 2, Bayawan City Division. Keywords: Solid Waste Management (SWM) Practices, Level of Awareness, Extent of Implementation
... Hence, most studies on waste management are similarly focused on the execution of waste management; that is to say, why the management was introduced, how the management is implemented, who is engaged in it, and what the management accomplishes (Minervini, 2013;Karre, 2013;Corvellec and Hultman, 2013;Schouten, Martin and Tillotson, 2015;Gustafsson, Hjelmgren and Czarniawska, 2015). ...
... Most studies on waste management are similarly focused on the execution of waste management; that is to say, why the management was introduced, how the management is implemented, who is engaged in it, and what the management accomplishes (Minervini, 2013;Karre, 2013;Corvellec and Hultman, 2013;Schouten, Martin and Tillotson, 2015;Gustafsson, Hjelmgren and Czarniawska, 2015). There is also a tendency to employ the comparative method to show the differences in performance, development, outcomes and obstacles in waste governance, between different countries (Campos, 2013;Taherzadeh and Rajendran, 2015). ...
... The findings of this study is further reinforced by the research of Table 8 implemented and what the management accomplishes (Minervini, 2013;Karre, 2013;Corvellec and Hultman, 2013;Schouten, Martin and Tillotson, 2015;Gustafsson, Hjelmgren and Czarniawska, 2015). ...
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This research used the descriptive-correlational method to determine the level of respondents’ awareness and extent of implementation of Solid Waste Management (SWM) Practices in District 2, Bayawan City Division, Negros Oriental, Philippines for SY 2018-2019 in terms of the areas of segregation, reduce, reuse, recycle, and disposal. The quantitative data were gathered from 81 teachers and 189 students. Also, a survey questionnaire was utilized by the researcher. The statistical tools used in the analysis of the data were weighted mean, mean, and spearman rank correlation. The results revealed that the level of respondents’ awareness on SWM Practices as both perceived by the teachers and students were very high and the extent of implementation of these practices were very great. In addition to this, a significant relationship was noted between the levels of awareness and extents of implementation of SWM Practices. It can be concluded that the level of awareness greatly influenced the extent of implementation of SWM Practices by the teachers and students in District 2, Bayawan City Division. Keywords: Solid Waste Management (SWM) Practices, Level of Awareness, Extent of Implementation
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... Characteristic of waste prevention plans is a soft, flexible, and networked approach to regulation (cf. Karré, 2013). ...
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This research used the descriptive-correlational method to determine the level of respondents' awareness and extent of implementation of Solid Waste Management (SWM) Practices in District 2, Bayawan City Division, Negros Oriental, Philippines for SY 2018-2019 in terms of the areas of segregation, reduce, reuse, recycle, and disposal. The quantitative data were gathered from 81 teachers and 189 students. Also, a survey questionnaire was utilized by the researcher. The statistical tools used in the analysis of the data were weighted mean, mean, and spearman rank correlation. The results revealed that the level of respondents' awareness on SWM Practices as both perceived by the teachers and students were very high and the extent of implementation of these practices were very great. In addition to this, a significant relationship was noted between the levels of awareness and extents of implementation of SWM Practices. It can be concluded that the level of awareness greatly influenced the extent of implementation of SWM Practices by the teachers and students in District 2, Bayawan City Division.
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This research used the descriptive-correlational method to determine the level of respondents' awareness and extent of implementation of Solid Waste Management (SWM) Practices in District 2, Bayawan City Division, Negros Oriental, Philippines for SY 2018-2019 in terms of the areas of segregation, reduce, reuse, recycle, and disposal. The quantitative data were gathered from 81 teachers and 189 students. Also, a survey questionnaire was utilized by the researcher. The statistical tools used in the analysis of the data were weighted mean, mean, and spearman rank correlation. The results revealed that the level of respondents' awareness on SWM Practices as both perceived by the teachers and students were very high and the extent of implementation of these practices were very great. In addition to this, a significant relationship was noted between the levels of awareness and extents of implementation of SWM Practices. It can be concluded that the level of awareness greatly influenced the extent of implementation of SWM Practices by the teachers and students in District 2, Bayawan City Division.
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