Efficiency and Productivity Change in the English Higher Education Sector from 1996/97 to 2004/5

22 Pages Posted: 16 Oct 2008

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Jill Johnes

University of Huddersfield

Abstract

In this study we use a distance function approach to derive Malmquist productivity indexes for 112 English higher education institutions (HEIs) over the period 1996/97 to 2004/5. The analysis shows that HEIs have experienced an annual average increase in productivity of 1 per cent. Further investigation reveals that HEIs have enjoyed an annual average increase in technology of 6 per cent combined with a decrease in technical efficiency of 5 per cent. Rapid changes in the higher education sector appear to have had a positive effect on the technology of production but this has been achieved at the cost of lower technical efficiency.

Suggested Citation

Johnes, Jill, Efficiency and Productivity Change in the English Higher Education Sector from 1996/97 to 2004/5. Manchester School, Vol. 76, Issue 6, pp. 653-674, December 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1284022 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9957.2008.01087.x

Jill Johnes (Contact Author)

University of Huddersfield ( email )

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Huddersfield HD1 3DH
United Kingdom

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