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On The Role Of Benchmarking In The Higher Education Quality Assessment


  • Moise Ioan Achim

    (1 Decembrie 1918 University of Alba Iulia)

  • Lucia Cabulea

    (1 Decembrie 1918 University of Alba Iulia)

  • Maria Popa

    (1 Decembrie 1918 University of Alba Iulia)

  • Silvia - Stefania Mihalache

    (1 Decembrie 1918 University of Alba Iulia)


Increasing competition, demands for accountability, and higher volumes ofavailable information are changing the methods of how institutions of higher educationoperate in nowadays. For higher education to enact substantial and sustainable changesin efficiency and productivity a new way of thinking or paradigm that builds efficiencyand a desire for continual learning must be integrated into institutional structures. Toolsare also being developed that measure or benchmark the progress and success of theseefforts. Among the improvement strategies and techniques, benchmarking has emerged asa useful, easily understood, and effective tool for staying competitive. This is why thepresent article aims to emphasize the importance of benchmarking in the highereducation quality assessment.

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  • Moise Ioan Achim & Lucia Cabulea & Maria Popa & Silvia - Stefania Mihalache, 2009. "On The Role Of Benchmarking In The Higher Education Quality Assessment," Annales Universitatis Apulensis Series Oeconomica, Faculty of Sciences, "1 Decembrie 1918" University, Alba Iulia, vol. 2(11), pages 1-27.
  • Handle: RePEc:alu:journl:v:2:y:2009:i:11:p:27

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    benchmarking; higher education; quality; management;

    JEL classification:

    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • O32 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
    • D23 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights


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