Productive efficiency of the private universities in Bangladesh: a data envelopment analysis

Mamun, Shamsul Arifeen Khan and Rahman, Mohammad Mafizur (2016) Productive efficiency of the private universities in Bangladesh: a data envelopment analysis. Asian Profile, 44 (6). pp. 563-571. ISSN 0304-8675


This paper analyses the productive efficiency of the private universities in Bangladesh using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). We have found that 25% universities are pure technically efficient in production, 75% are pure technically inefficient, 96% universities are scale inefficient, and almost 100% universities are operating with decreasing returns to scale productive technology. The implication of on-going operation of the private universities is that enhanced operational efficiency is unlikely to generate savings out of operational efficiency individually. Therefore, the universities may think of merging with each other and can generate savings collectively.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2017 01:05
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2017 01:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: productive efficiency, data envelopment analysis, panel data, Bangladesh
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140299 Applied Economics 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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