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Accounting for economies of scope in performance evaluations of university professors

  • K De Witte

    (1] Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KULeuven), Leuven, Belgium[2] Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands)

  • N Rogge

    (1] Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KULeuven), Leuven, Belgium[2] Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (HUBrussel), Brussels, Belgium)

  • L Cherchye

    (1] Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KULeuven), Leuven, Belgium[2] Tilburg University, LE Tilburg, The Netherlands)

  • T Van Puyenbroeck

    (1] Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KULeuven), Leuven, Belgium[2] Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (HUBrussel), Brussels, Belgium)

Teaching and research are widely regarded as the two key activities of academics. We propose a tailored version of the popular Data Envelopment Analysis methodology to evaluate the overall performance of university faculty. The methodology enables accounting for the potential presence of economies of scope between the teaching and research activities. It is illustrated with a dataset of professors working at a Business and Administration department of a university college. The estimation results reveal that overall the performance scores of faculty decrease if we allow for spillovers from research to teaching and vice-versa.

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Article provided by Palgrave Macmillan in its journal Journal of the Operational Research Society.

Volume (Year): 64 (2013)
Issue (Month): 11 (November)
Pages: 1595-1606

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