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Efficiency of Slovenian General Public Libraries: A Data Envelopment Analysis Approach

Andrej Srakar (), Eva Kodric-Dacic, Klemen Koman and Damjan Kavas ()
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Eva Kodric-Dacic: National and University Library, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Klemen Koman: Institute for Economic Research (IER), Ljubljana, Slovenia
Damjan Kavas: Institute for Economic Research (IER), Ljubljana, Slovenia

No AWP-07-2017, ACEI Working Paper Series from Association for Cultural Economics International

Abstract: In the article, we study financing and efficiency of Slovenian GeneralPublicLibraries. We employ a rich dataset of CEZAR –Centre for Development of Libraries for the years 2008-2014 for 58 libraries and use data envelopment analysis, cluster analysis and regression methods to study the efficiency of libraries over the years. Our main results show that the problems for the libraries in this period did not lie in the lowered efficiency but more likely in other system requirements. Wealso provide a grouping of libraries following clusteranalysis with spatial constraints and show thecluster membership had significant effects on theperformance of the libraries.

Keywords: general public libraries; Slovenia; financing; efficiency; data envelopment analysis; constrained clustering (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Z11 Z18 D61 C38 C33 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eff
Date: 2017-09, Revised 2017-09
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