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Do University Units Differ in the Efficiency of Resource Utilization?: – a case study of the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Transport and Economics (closed 20110301), Economics (closed 20110301). KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Centres, Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies, CESIS (closed 20110701).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9464-213X
2009 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Many efficiency studies have been conducted to look at the relative performance of universities. Judgments were made on the overall performance of universities compared to the best performing ones in the sample. Meanwhile the possibility of efficiency variation within the same university was not taken into account. The focus of this paper is on the measurement of technical efficiency within the units of the same university. It is interesting to see if the average efficiency score of university can reflect the performance of various units operating within the same technical university. The analysis is conducted for the Royal Institute of Technology of Sweden (KTH), using the data from the Research Assessment Exercise conducted by KTH in 2008. *It provides a unique opportunity of quantifying different teaching and research outputs while controlling for quality. Technical efficiency scores are estimated using non-parametric production frontier methodologies. Different model specifications are tested.

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Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2009. , 29 p.
CESIS Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation, 176
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Technical and scale efficiency, Data envelopment analysis, universities
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-70060OAI: diva2:485807
QC 20120213Available from: 2012-02-13 Created: 2012-01-30 Last updated: 2012-02-13Bibliographically approved

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