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Comparing university departments

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  • Beasley, J. E.

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In this paper we present a quantitative model for comparing university departments concerned with the same discipline. This model is based upon ideas drawn from data envelopment analysis. Computational results are given for chemistry and physics departments in the United Kingdom.

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Volume (Year): 18 (1990)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 171-183

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Keywords: data envelopment analysis education efficiency;

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