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IRPHE 2016, 22(2): 99-123 Back to browse issues page
Productivity of educational units in Iran's comprehensive public universities
Rahim Dabbagh Dr. 1, Lila Javaherian2
1- Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Urmia University of Technology , r.dabbagh@uut.ac.ir
2- Graduated Student of Industrial Engineering, Alghadir Higher Education Institute
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Because of the shortage of experts in some periods, many universities were established without considering quality. This caused a decline in quality of educational system and a mismatch between numbers of graduates and society's needs. Today, shortages had been overcome and quantity expansion is replaced by needs for quality expansion. This paper attempted   to measure efficiency and productivity of 20 comprehensive public universities in all levels, and determines factors effecting productivity growth such as efficiency change and technological growth. Data envelopment analysis, as an appropriate method to measure efficiency and productivity changes, was used. Results showed that that the efficiency of teaching sector  is better than research sector, whereas productivity change of reaserch sector was positive and teaching sector was negetive. Furthermore,  in an  equal conditions,  most universities were relatively inefficient. Only   Shahid Beheshti  University and University of Tehran were somewhat efficient institutions in both teaching and research. Other universities didn’t have balanced growt . It is necessary  to have  strategic plans and creating a competitive environment in order to increase productivity in Iran's universities.

Keywords: Public universities, efficiency, productivity, Malmquist Index.
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Higher Education Economic
Received: 2017/01/2 | Revised: 2017/06/3 | Accepted: 2017/01/2 | Published: 2017/01/2 | ePublished: 2017/01/2
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Dabbagh R, Javaherian L. Productivity of educational units in Iran's comprehensive public universities. IRPHE. 2016; 22 (2) :99-123
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year 22, Issue 2 (summer 2016) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه پژوهش و برنامه ریزی در آموزش عالی Quarterly Journal of Research and Planning in Higher Education
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