ERIC Number: EJ1126104
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Technical Efficiency and Productivity for Higher Education Institutions in Sweden
Andersson, C.; Antelius, J.; Månsson, J.; Sund, K.
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v61 n2 p205-223 2017
This study investigates technical efficiency and productivity for Swedish higher education institutions (HEIs). One identified problem in previous research concerns adjusting efficiency scores for input quality. This problem is avoided using grades from upper-secondary schools. A second problem concerns heterogeneity with respect to subjects and institutions between HEIs. Using the Swedish national resource allocation system, students are weighted according to subject. For research production, a bibliometric index that allows for differences in publication tradition is used. A third problem when using the data envelopment analysis approach is the lack of statistical inference. Bootstrapping is used to approach this problem. The results indicate an average inefficiency of 12% and a productivity increase of around 1.7% per year.
Descriptors: Efficiency, Productivity, Higher Education, Statistical Analysis, Foreign Countries, Scores, Research, Resource Allocation, Research Problems, Weighted Scores, Grades (Scholastic), Secondary School Students, Intellectual Disciplines, Robustness (Statistics), Correlation, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Quality
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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