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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 22)
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Measuring Productivity and Technology Changes in the Islamic Azad University in Iran

Mohammad Javad Mahmoudi, Razieh Tabandeh and Bahram Fathi
Corresponding Author:  Razieh Tabandeh 

Key words:  Islamic Azad University, malmqvist productivity index, productivity, technology changes, , ,
Vol. 4 , (22): 4576-4581
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January 03, 2012 March 15, 2012 November 15, 2012
Abstract:

The aim of this study is to estimate the productivity and technology changes in the Islamic Azad University (IAU) of Iran. The focus of this paper is using a model of Malmquist Productivity Index (MPI). MPI is a body of research methodologies to evaluate overall efficiencies and identify the sources and estimate the amounts of inefficiencies in inputs and outputs. By far the largest single cause of universities' overall technical efficiency is pure technical efficiency, along with a considerable amount of scale inefficiency and a modest amount of Congestion. No obvious regional differences in the universities' productivity growth are apparent between 1999 and 2009. Decomposition of the MPI indicates that although there has been technological progress over the years, poor scale efficiency and technical efficiency have resulted in deterioration in the universities' average productivity.
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Mohammad Javad Mahmoudi, Razieh Tabandeh and Bahram Fathi, 2012. Measuring Productivity and Technology Changes in the Islamic Azad University in Iran.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 4(22): 4576-4581.
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