Do the Australian universities have scope to enhance organisational efficiency? Lessons from Bangladesh

Mamun, Arifeen Khan and Rahman, Mohammad Mafizur (2013) Do the Australian universities have scope to enhance organisational efficiency? Lessons from Bangladesh. In: 9th Asian Business Research Conference, 20-21 Dec 2013, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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The Australian universities and the Bangladeshi universities have similar teaching and non-teaching staffing pattern. In both cases, the ratio of the teaching to non-teaching staff is irrational. The research explores the implications of such phenomena in the context of Bangladesh using panel data and econometric technique. The results showed that the Bangladeshi public universities could have saved education cost by 8 percent per student, if the ratio were rational. The lesson for the Australian universities is that the Australian universities can save a significant amount of education expenditures per student by rationalising the non-teaching staff. In the context of diminishing Australian government’s support to the universities, it may be a strategic way to survive in the long run.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: World Business Institute Australia, ABN: 62 087 222 400 31 Blake Street, Berwick 3806, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia . Copyright © 2013 by the above publisher. All rights reserved. No part of this publication can be reproduced in any form or by any means without the permission of the concerned author and/or the WBI
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2014 10:40
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2014 21:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: university unit cost, Australia, Bangladesh, higher education, productivity
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified

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