Benchmarking competitiveness of top 100 U.S. universities

Gürdal Ertek, Bengi Tokdil, Ibrahim Günaydin, Aytaç Göüğş

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This chapter presents a comprehensive benchmarking study of the top 100 U.S. universities. The methodologies used to come up with insights into the domain are Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and information visualization. Various approaches to evaluating academic institutions have appeared in the literature, including a DEA literature dealing with the ranking of universities. This study contributes to this literature by the extensive incorporation of information visualization and subsequently the discovery of new insights. The main purpose of the study is to create an objective basis of assessment for the candidate students to use for university preferences. Meanwhile, the actionable insights obtained for the domain can guide university managers, as well as candidate students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDecision Management
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781522518389
ISBN (Print)1522518371, 9781522518372
Publication statusPublished - Jan 30 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Economics,Econometrics and Finance
  • General Business,Management and Accounting


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