Title: A model of university financial performance

Authors: Jeff Pursglove, Mike Simpson

Addresses: Research Office, 85 Wilkinson Street, Sheffield, S10 2GJ, UK. Sheffield University Management School, 9 Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 4DT, UK

Abstract: University financial performance presents a complex set of problems for managers. This research provides a simple pyramid of financial performance and resultant ratios, developed solely from data to be found in the public domain. These ratios describe the nature of a university|s business, its academic and operational efficiency and its research strategy. In addition to highlighting the characteristics of individual universities, the production of matrices from these ratios shows how alliances of universities differ from one another and allows the financial effects of strategic direction to be mapped over time.

Keywords: performance measures; ratios; university financial performance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBPM.2001.000087

International Journal of Business Performance Management, 2001 Vol.3 No.1, pp.1-15

Published online: 13 Jul 2003 *

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