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ICT expenditures and education outputs/outcomes in selected developed countries An assessment of relative efficiency

ICT expenditures and education outputs/outcomes in selected developed countries An assessment of... Purpose – The aim of the paper is to review some previous researches examining ICT efficiency and the impact of ICT on educational output/outcome as well as different conceptual and methodological issues related to performance measurement. Design/methodology/approach – This paper adopts a non‐parametric methodology, i.e. data envelopment analysis (DEA) technique, and applies it to selected EU‐27 and OECD countries. Findings – The empirical results of the varying levels of (output‐oriented) efficiency (under the VRSTE framework) show that Finland, Norway, Belgium and Korea are the most efficient countries in terms of their ICT sectors. In addition, the analysis also finds evidence that most of the countries under consideration hold great potential for increased efficiency in ICT and for improving their educational outputs and outcomes. Originality/value – This is the first paper that investigates such a wide range of countries with DEA technique when analyzing efficiency of ICT sector from an educational perspective. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Campus-Wide Information Systems Emerald Publishing

ICT expenditures and education outputs/outcomes in selected developed countries An assessment of relative efficiency

Campus-Wide Information Systems , Volume 30 (3): 9 – Jun 21, 2013

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Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1065-0741
DOI
10.1108/10650741311330401
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Abstract

Purpose – The aim of the paper is to review some previous researches examining ICT efficiency and the impact of ICT on educational output/outcome as well as different conceptual and methodological issues related to performance measurement. Design/methodology/approach – This paper adopts a non‐parametric methodology, i.e. data envelopment analysis (DEA) technique, and applies it to selected EU‐27 and OECD countries. Findings – The empirical results of the varying levels of (output‐oriented) efficiency (under the VRSTE framework) show that Finland, Norway, Belgium and Korea are the most efficient countries in terms of their ICT sectors. In addition, the analysis also finds evidence that most of the countries under consideration hold great potential for increased efficiency in ICT and for improving their educational outputs and outcomes. Originality/value – This is the first paper that investigates such a wide range of countries with DEA technique when analyzing efficiency of ICT sector from an educational perspective.

Journal

Campus-Wide Information SystemsEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 21, 2013

Keywords: ICT; Education; Performance; Efficiency; Non‐parametric model; DEA; EU; OECD; Communication technologies

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