Efficiency Analysis of Public Universities in Iran Using DEA Approach: Importance of Stakeholder’s Perspective

Document Type : Research Paper


School of Engineering,Alzahra University,Tehran, Iran


Our primary aim, in this paper, is to propose and investigate, for the first time, the application of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) technique in assessing Iranian public universities. We provide an analysis on the importance of the stakeholder’s perspective on the structure of DEA and the variations of efficiency results. For illustrations, we perform efficiency analysis on a sample of public universities in Iran from three different perspectives of importance, i.e., teaching quality, research productivity, and cost efficiency by using available data.


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Volume 5, Issue 4 - Serial Number 4
January 2012
Pages 185-197
  • Receive Date: 05 June 2010
  • Revise Date: 17 September 2010
  • Accept Date: 12 June 2011
  • First Publish Date: 01 January 2012