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Update September 27, 2012

Paper accepted for presentation at the International Academic Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada – October 15 – 17, 2012.  “Water Issues that Affect Affordability and Safety in a Community – The Camden Ohio Experience”.  Co-Authored with Annalise Mannix & Michael Zimmerman. 

 Paper accepted for presentation at the International Academic Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada – October 15 – 17, 2012.  “The Dynamics of Groupthink – The Cape Coral Experience”.  Co-Authored with Jessica Paultz.   

Paper presented and published - “Water And Wastewater Utility Affordability: The Cape Coral Florida Experience” Presentation at the Clute Institute, New Orleans Louisiana – March 14th to 16th, 2011.  Co-Authored with Charles Ehart and Acie Forrer.  Paper published in the Journal of Business Case StudiesJournal published in June 2011.

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Presented a case study titled "Customer Service Issues and Challenges:  A Case Study – The Cape Coral Florida Experience" Prepared for presentation at The 2009 Southeastern  Conference of Public Administrators (SECOPA), September 30 to October 3, 2009, Louisville Kentucky. Authors: Dr. Donald A. Forrer, Hodges University & Dr. Patricia Kessler, Hodges University.

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A Utility Rate Model for Water and Wastewater:  Concepts and Issues” presented at the International Conference for Public Administrators (ICPA), September 24 – 26, 2008, Minneapolis Minnesota. Published in the conference proceedings.


Presented a research paper entitled The Long Term Affects of Data Management on the Economic Welfare of a City Government,” written by Dr. Donald Forrer, Chair of the MBA Program at Hodges University. The paper was also presented and listed in the proceedings of the 2008 Applied Research Business Conference in Orlando. The paper was published in the Journal of Business Case Studies in May 2008.


Published a case entitledUtility Rate Forecasting – A Case Study” by Donald A. Forrer, D.B.A., Hodges University , MBA/MPA Director, Kenneth Oscar Johnson School of Business, Ft. Meyers, FL  in the textbook Principles of Supply Chain Management: A Balanced Approach  (ISBN: 0324375085) by Joel D. Wisner, Keong Leong, & Keah Choon Tan (2008).


Use of case and teaching notes for, The Negative Effects of Weak Data Management – The Cape Coral Florida Experience by Donald A. Forrer, D.B.A., International College , MBA/MPA Director, Kenneth Oscar Johnson School of Business, Ft. Myers, FL – Case used in textbook:  Process Management: Creating Value along the Supply Chain, ISBN: 0324291574, April 2007


International Conference for Public Administrators Conference - October 2006 (Warwick University England) - Utility Betterment Fee Analysis, Processes, and Management Issues in Cape Coral, Florida - A CASE STUDY



 

Case Study Published in " Principles of Supply Chain Management - A balanced Approach" by Wisner, Leong, & Tan - ISBN: 0-324-19187-1 (2005) - A Comparative Analysis of Utility Rate Forecasting: The Cape Coral Experience

Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Conference - May 2002 (San Francisco) - Utility Rate Forecasting – A Case Study

Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Conference - May 2001 (Orlando) - A Comparative Analysis of Utility Rate Forecasting: The Cape Coral Experience