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Input-Output Analysis For Business Planning: A Case Study Of The University Of Sydney


  • Manfred Lenzen
  • Charlie Benrimoj
  • Bob Kotic


We present a multi-region input-output (MRIO) model of the University of Sydney embedded in the Australian economy, which forms the centrepiece of a new data-driven framework for strategic forecasting and planning of the University's financial operations. This framework incorporates both Leontief's well-known demand-pull, as well as Ghosh's supply-push exercise. It is therefore able to estimate the immediate financial implications for the University, and the economy-wide flow-on effects, for example as a result of changes in demand for courses by students, or as a result of supply-side changes such as wage increases. We report on recent scenario studies on the financial performance of the teaching and research functions of the University, and the lessons learned for management practice.

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  • Manfred Lenzen & Charlie Benrimoj & Bob Kotic, 2010. "Input-Output Analysis For Business Planning: A Case Study Of The University Of Sydney," Economic Systems Research, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 22(2), pages 155-179.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:ecsysr:v:22:y:2010:i:2:p:155-179
    DOI: 10.1080/09535314.2010.484012

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