Advances in Decision Sciences

Advances in Decision Sciences / 1999 / Article

Technical Note | Open Access

Volume 3 |Article ID 501296 | https://doi.org/10.1155/S1173912699000127

M. Sami Khawaja, "Strategic staffing model for electric utilities", Advances in Decision Sciences, vol. 3, Article ID 501296, 8 pages, 1999. https://doi.org/10.1155/S1173912699000127

Strategic staffing model for electric utilities

Abstract

Historically, utilities have been granted a natural monopoly status through the regulatory process. Under such conditions, utilities need to prove to their regulators that their expenditures were necessary to comply with imposed “obligation to serve.” When these prudency arguments are successful, the utilities may recover their costs plus a rate of return.Some have argued that this structure has not created an environment that fosters productive efficiency. With deregulation on the horizon, the utility business is changing. To survive the 21st century, utilities need to find ways to improve their efficiency. One such avenue is strategic staffing.

Copyright © 1999 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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