Evaluating the higher education productivity of Chinese and European "elite" universities using a meta-frontier approach

Tommaso Agasisti, Guo-Liang Yang, Yao-Yao Song, Carolyn-Thi Thanh Dung Tran
2021 Scientometrics  
This research focuses on a sample of European and Chinese elite universities for the period 2011-2015. We adopt a meta-frontier methodology to decompose their overall productivity in three main determinants: (1) technical efficiency compared with contemporaneous technology, (2) change in technical efficiency and (3) technology relative superiority of the two groups of universities. The results reveal different patterns of evolution: Chinese institutions' productivity grows faster than that of
more » ... eir European counterparts (+ 7.15%/year vs 4.51%/year), however the latter maintain a higher level of technology in efficient production as a group.
doi:10.1007/s11192-021-03978-z pmid:33935331 pmcid:PMC8072098 fatcat:qpk2ibdnjjgjxifwardo7eo6d4