Data envelopment analysis of the efficiency of Australian universities: An empirical study

Duan, X and Deng, H 2016, 'Data envelopment analysis of the efficiency of Australian universities: An empirical study', in Proceedings of the 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems 2016, Chiayi, Taiwan, 27 June - 1 July 2016, pp. 1-14.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Data envelopment analysis of the efficiency of Australian universities: An empirical study
Author(s) Duan, X
Deng, H
Year 2016
Conference name the 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems
Conference location Chiayi, Taiwan
Conference dates 27 June - 1 July 2016
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems 2016
Publisher AIS Electronic Library
Place of publication Taiwan
Start page 1
End page 14
Total pages 14
Abstract Understanding how teaching and research contribute to the overall efficiency of university operations is of great importance for universities to improve their performance. This paper adopts a holistic approach to evaluate the university efficiency from three perspectives including (a) the overall university operations efficiency, (b) the university teaching efficiency, and (c) the university research efficiency. It applies the technique of data envelopment analysis to thirty-six Australian universities in the period of 2011 to 2015 for evaluating their relative efficiency respectively from these perspectives. A strategic group analysis is further conducted for exploring the source of inefficiency of an individual university in its respective strategic group. Such an analysis provides individual universities with valuable information on how they can make full use of their resources for improving their efficiency in an increasingly competitive environment.
Subjects Decision Support and Group Support Systems
Keyword(s) Efficiency Study
Data Envelopment Analysis
Higher Education
Empirical Study
ISBN 9789860491029
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