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How do Swiss Universities master the reforms of the last ten years? - Empirical evidence from a data envelopment analysis


Olivares, Maria; Schenker-Wicki, Andrea (2010). How do Swiss Universities master the reforms of the last ten years? - Empirical evidence from a data envelopment analysis. In: International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM), University of Berne, Berne, 7 April 2010 - 9 April 2010.

Abstract

Since the 1990ies the higher education system in the German speaking area has been faced an essential paradigm change: The model of governmental steering and control was replaced by the model of governmental supervision following the concept of New Public Management. It was assumed that an enlargement of autonomy would increase the effciency of the whole tertiary system. At the same time, the restructuring
of the European higher education system has been started in
1999 by implementing the Bologna reforms. To investigate how the Swiss universities have digested the national and international reforms we apply an input distance function and estimate the technical effciency of a panel data set containing all of the 12 Swiss universities for the period of 1999-2008 both at university level and discipline level.
We find essential effciency variations across the disciplines caused by structural differences regarding the endowment with ressources and output targets which indicate the need to analyse effciency at a disaggregated level. Furthermore, our results show that there are external determinants that affect the effciency of Swiss universities.

Since the 1990ies the higher education system in the German speaking area has been faced an essential paradigm change: The model of governmental steering and control was replaced by the model of governmental supervision following the concept of New Public Management. It was assumed that an enlargement of autonomy would increase the effciency of the whole tertiary system. At the same time, the restructuring
of the European higher education system has been started in
1999 by implementing the Bologna reforms. To investigate how the Swiss universities have digested the national and international reforms we apply an input distance function and estimate the technical effciency of a panel data set containing all of the 12 Swiss universities for the period of 1999-2008 both at university level and discipline level.
We find essential effciency variations across the disciplines caused by structural differences regarding the endowment with ressources and output targets which indicate the need to analyse effciency at a disaggregated level. Furthermore, our results show that there are external determinants that affect the effciency of Swiss universities.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Business Administration
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Event End Date:9 April 2010
Deposited On:23 May 2012 14:54
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:21
Additional Information:Also presented at 3rd Halle Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis – HAWEPA, June 28-29, 2010.
Related URLs:http://www.irspm.net/conferences/past-conferences/63-fourteenth-annual-conference-of-the-international-research-society-for-public-management-irspm-xiv.html
http://www.iamo.de/iamo/veranstaltungen/workshops/hawepa-2010
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:4853
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-54594

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