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On the control of public service

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posted on 1994-01-01, 00:00 authored by K R Balachandran, Bin Srinidhi
An approach to planning and controlling the utilization of a public service center is studied. In particular, three concerns of dealing with public service are addressed: classification, measurement of differential utility, and development of approaches to aid efficient operation of public service centers. For a prespecified service center utilization level, we show that it will not be optimal, in general, to discriminate in favor of a single type of user to the exclusion of others. The diversification among classes of users may also result under prespecification of the expected arrival rate in addition to the service utilization level. The optimal proportion of users from each type is obtained for both the policies and are compared with popularly appealing policies. In addition, an accounting and control system to implement the suggested policies is developed based on flexible budgets for the service center. © 1994, SAGE Publications. All rights reserved.

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Journal

Journal of accounting, auditing & finance

Volume

9

Issue

1

Pagination

21 - 36

Publisher

Sage Publications

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

0148-558X

eISSN

2160-4061

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

1994, Sage Publications

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