Using DEA to evaluate the efficiency of secondary schools: the case of Cyprus

Andreas C. Soteriou (Department of Business Administration, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus)
Elena Karahanna (Department of Business Administration, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus)
Constantinos Papanastasiou (Department of Education, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus)
Manolis S. Diakourakis (Department of Business Administration, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus)

International Journal of Educational Management

ISSN: 0951-354X

Publication date: 1 April 1998

Abstract

This study utilizes the methodology of data envelopment analysis (DEA) to assess the efficiency of secondary schools in Cyprus. Apart from evaluating the relative efficiency of schools, the study provides recommendations for improvement to inefficient schools and discusses managerial implications. Furthermore, empirical findings based on an approach to estimate efficiency environmental effects suggest that no efficiency differences exist between schools operating in rural areas compared to those operating in urban areas.

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Soteriou, A., Karahanna, E., Papanastasiou, C. and Diakourakis, M. (1998), "Using DEA to evaluate the efficiency of secondary schools: the case of Cyprus", International Journal of Educational Management, Vol. 12 No. 2, pp. 65-73. https://doi.org/10.1108/09513549810204441

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MCB UP Ltd

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