QUT ePrints

Efficiency of research performance of Australian universities : a reappraisal using a bootstrap truncated regression approach

Lee, Boon L. (2011) Efficiency of research performance of Australian universities : a reappraisal using a bootstrap truncated regression approach. Economic Analysis and Policy, 41(3), pp. 195-203.

[img] Published Version (PDF 555kB)
Administrators only | Request a copy from author

    View at publisher (open access)

    Abstract

    The motivation of the study stems from the results reported in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2010 report. The report showed that only 12 universities performed research at or above international standards, of which, the Group of Eight (G8) universities filled the top eight spots. While performance of universities was based on number of research outputs, total amount of research income and other quantitative indicators, the measure of efficiency or productivity was not considered. The objectives of this paper are twofold. First, to provide a review of the research performance of 37 Australian universities using the data envelopment analysis (DEA) bootstrap approach of Simar and Wilson (2007). Second, to determine sources of productivity drivers by regressing the efficiency scores against a set of environmental variables.

    Impact and interest:

    Citation countsare sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

    These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

    Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

    ID Code: 47500
    Item Type: Journal Article
    Keywords: Efficiency, Australian Universities, research, DEA
    ISSN: 0313-5926
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Economics of Education (140204)
    Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
    Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Economic Society of Australia
    Deposited On: 07 Dec 2011 07:49
    Last Modified: 09 Dec 2011 03:50

    Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

    Repository Staff Only: item control page