Competition and efficiency : overseas students and technical efficiency in Australian and New Zealand universities

Abbott, Malcolm and Doucouliagos, Chris 2009, Competition and efficiency : overseas students and technical efficiency in Australian and New Zealand universities, Education economics, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 31-57.

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Title Competition and efficiency : overseas students and technical efficiency in Australian and New Zealand universities
Author(s) Abbott, Malcolm
Doucouliagos, Chris
Journal name Education economics
Volume number 17
Issue number 1
Start page 31
End page 57
Total pages 27
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2009-03
ISSN 1469-5782
0964-5292
Keyword(s) efficiency
competition
overseas students
output distance education
Summary Economic theory suggests that competitive pressures will impact on organisational efficiency. In recent years, universities in Australia and New Zealand have faced increased competition for students. The aim of this paper is to explore the efficiency of Australian and New Zealand public universities and to investigate the impact of competition for students from overseas on efficiency. Output distance functions are estimated using panel data for the period 1995-2002 for Australia and 1997-2003 for New Zealand. The results show that competition for overseas students has led to increased efficiency in Australian universities. However, competition for overseas students appears to have had no effect on efficiency in New Zealand.
Language eng
Field of Research 140211 Labour Economics
Socio Economic Objective 910208 Micro Labour Market Issues
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30018447

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