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Intellectual capital and university performance in Taiwan

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  • Lu, Wen-Min
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    Assessing university performance is an important yet complex issue. Knowing whether policy is effective in achieving its goal of advancing teaching and research is critical. Furthermore, at the level of implementation, it is necessary to understand if university resource allocation is sufficiently efficient for delivering expected results. To achieve this insight, this study utilizes a two-stage data envelopment analysis to evaluate the cost and teaching and research efficiencies of public universities in Taiwan. Additionally, this paper also employs a truncated-regression to discuss whether intellectual capital affects the operating efficiency of universities. The results demonstrate that the universities are much better at handling cost efficiencies than teaching and research efficiencies. The regression analysis indicates that intellectual capital does play an important role in influencing teaching and research efficiency. Finally, the conceptual roadmap to performance improvement strategies, which helps the manager and/or authorities to improve their operating efficiencies, also is presented.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economic Modelling.

    Volume (Year): 29 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 1081-1089

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:29:y:2012:i:4:p:1081-1089

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    Keywords: University; Two-stage data envelopment analysis; Truncated-regression; Intellectual capital;

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    1. John McCormack & Carol Propper & Sarah Smith, . "Herding cats? Management and university performance," The Centre for Market and Public Organisation 13/308, Department of Economics, University of Bristol, UK.
    2. Mohammad Kazem Emadzadeh & Nadia Afzali & Asiya Bagheri & Mahboobe Rahimpoor & Fatemeh Ezadi & Mojgan Rahmani, 2013. "Effect of Intellectual Capital on Firm Performance," International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, Human Resource Management Academic Research Society, International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, vol. 3(2), pages 98-103, April.

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