Resource dependence theory analysis of higher education institutions in Uzbekistan

Kholmuminov, S., Kholmuminov, S. and Wright, R. E. (2019) Resource dependence theory analysis of higher education institutions in Uzbekistan. Higher Education, 77(1), pp. 59-79. (doi:10.1007/s10734-018-0261-2)

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Abstract

In this paper, resource dependence theory (RDT) is used to guide an empirical analysis of the higher education system in Uzbekistan. Regression analysis is applied to a panel dataset consisting of 62 Uzbek higher education institutions, covering the period 2000–2013, to examine the determinants of the expenditure decisions made by institutions. The key hypothesis is concerned with the relationship between the share of revenue from tuition fees and the share of expenditure spent on teaching. The analysis attempts to control for unobserved heterogeneity through the inclusion of fixed effects. Instrumental variables estimation is used to address the potential endogeneity of the relationship between these two variables. The main finding is that there is a positive and statistically significant relationship between the share of revenue from tuition fees and the share of expenditure spent on teaching, even after other factors are held constant, which is consistent with a core premise of RDT.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wright, Dr Robert
Authors: Kholmuminov, S., Kholmuminov, S., and Wright, R. E.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Economics
Journal Name:Higher Education
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0018-1560
ISSN (Online):1573-174X
Published Online:27 March 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature
First Published:First published in Higher Education 77(1): 59-79
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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