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dc.contributor.authorWorthington, Andrewen_US
dc.contributor.authorHiggs, Helenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:43:36Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:43:36Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2013-05-29T04:05:00Z
dc.identifier.issn00181560en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10734-010-9337-3en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/35685
dc.description.abstractThis paper estimates economies of scale and scope for 36 Australian universities using a multiple-input, multiple-output cost function over the period 1998-2006. The three inputs included in the analysis are full-time equivalent academic and non-academic staff and physical capital. The five outputs are undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD completions, national competitive and industry grants, and publications. The findings indicate that ray economies of scale hold up to about 120% of current mean output though product-specific economies of scale hold only for undergraduate teaching. Global economies of scope prevail in the sector, increasing with the level of mean output, while product-specific economies of scope arise for all outputs except publications. A cost efficiency index constructed using the sector benchmark indicates that the universities of Ballarat, Southern Cross and Flinders have a high level of cost efficiency, while New South Wales, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and James Cook are cost inefficient.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom387en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto414en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHigher Educationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume61en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation Systems not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130199en_US
dc.titleEconomies of scale and scope in Australian higher educationen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Accounting, Finance and Economicsen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2010 Springer Netherlands. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.comen_US
gro.date.issued2011
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