An analysis of the managerial performance of Italian museums using a generalised conditional efficiency model
Calogero Guccio (),
Marco Ferdinando Martorana (),
Giacomo Pignataro and
Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 2020, vol. 72, issue C
Museums are important cultural institutions having the mission of conserving, interpreting, researching and displaying heritage. The evaluation of their efficiency has been extensively investigated in the literature using different approaches and methods. In this paper, we employ a generalised conditional efficiency model to assess the true efficiency of Italian museums, i.e. the efficiency in the provision of museums' service potential, consistently dealing with the impact of the socio-demographic and institutional environment in which museums operate. Results show that the operational environment matters. In particular, conditional estimates suggest that higher income levels and larger hospitality sectors positively influence museums efficiency. Ownership matters: museums’ service potential is higher for private institutions while, among public institutions, efficiency is generally lower for state-owned museums.
Keywords: Managerial efficiency; Conditional estimator; Robust FDH; Public goods; Service potential; Cultural heritage; Museums (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C14 C61 I21 Z1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (3) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:eee:soceps:v:72:y:2020:i:c:s0038012119305488
Access Statistics for this article
Socio-Economic Planning Sciences is currently edited by Barnett R. Parker
More articles in Socio-Economic Planning Sciences from Elsevier
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Nithya Sathishkumar ().