Business innovation in credit and collection: a case study in a Brazilian water supplying company
by Rosangela Maria Vanalle; Wagner Cezar Lucato; Ivone Dias Sato
International Journal of Business Innovation and Research (IJBIR), Vol. 14, No. 3, 2017

Abstract: The major objective of this study is to propose an innovative and viable procedure for the recovery of overdue debts especially designed for low-income population in order to allow them to regain access to good quality drinking water supply. To verify the suitability of the proposed procedure to real-world situations, two case studies were conducted in communities in which the customer's financial situation precludes the maintenance of timely payments. As a result, it was possible to conclude that the reduction in the debt stock and default rates in those communities were significant after applying the new procedure. Hence, this study suggests that using a different way to deal with low-income customers is essential to obtain the best results in terms of financial recovery and also to make once again water affordable for them.

Online publication date: Fri, 06-Oct-2017

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