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Accounting for economies of scope in performance evaluations of university professors

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  • De Witte, Kristof

    () (KULeuven, Maastricht Universiteit)

  • Rogge, Nicky

    () (Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (HUB))

  • Cherchye, Laurens

    () (KULeuven, Tilburg University)

  • Van Puyenbroeck, Tom

    () (Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (HUB))

Abstract

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 & 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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  • De Witte, Kristof & Rogge, Nicky & Cherchye, Laurens & Van Puyenbroeck, Tom, 2012. "Accounting for economies of scope in performance evaluations of university professors," Working Papers 2012/10, Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel, Faculteit Economie en Management.
  • Handle: RePEc:hub:wpecon:201210
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    1. Calogero Guccio & Marco Ferdinando Martorana & Isidoro Mazza, 2016. "Efficiency assessment and convergence in teaching and research in Italian public universities," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 107(3), pages 1063-1094, June.

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    Teaching-research nexus; Data envelopment analysis; Conditional efficiency; Economies of scope; Higher education;

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