Water-Related Price Risks: Implications for Company Competitiveness

Water-Related Price Risks: Implications for Company Competitiveness

Ninel Ivanova Nesheva-Kiosseva (New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 25
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2673-5.ch010
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Abstract

This chapter presents the issue of the risks associated with the increase of the price (tariffs) of water, which are, and promise to be, a growing challenge for the sustainable management of the companies. At the beginning of the chapter the term risk is operationalized and water-related risks are classified. The reasons and their specific characteristics for the raising of water prices and the objective risks they create for the companies have been identified in the main part of the chapter. This part informs the company management about the possible causes of unjustified increase in the price of the water used in their activities. Several informational and analytical solutions and guidelines for the management have been marked in the end. These can prove useful in preventing and reducing the abovementioned risks and in aiding the sustainable management of the companies.
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It is impossible to review the entire literature on “water issues”. However, if there should be a review of the literature it should start from around 53 000 BC. Since water price risk for companies is not among the issues on which to focus research there is practically no systematic scientific literature on the risks for companies coming from the price of water. In practice these price risks are outsourced by businesses and their management, and is dealt with by consulting firms as part of their research and development rather than treated as company research projects.

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