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ERIC Number: EJ1039196
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-0361-0365
Funding and Focus: Resource Dependence in Public Higher Education
Fowles, Jacob
Research in Higher Education, v55 n3 p272-287 May 2014
Utilizing resource dependence theory, this study investigates the relationship between institutional reliance on net tuition dollars as a source of revenue and institutional expenditures for education and related activities at public, four-year institutions of higher education in the United States. Drawing on an 11-year panel of university-level data and utilizing an instrumental variables approach which acknowledges the potential endogeneity of institutional revenue structure, I find that institutional expenditures are quite responsive to changes in revenue patterns. This is a finding that is discussed within the context of the longstanding trend of decreased state support for public higher education, as well as the increasing popularity of market-oriented approaches to the management of public higher education systems observed in the United States and abroad.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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