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Performance management in the Slovak higher education system: preliminary evaluation

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Author(s): Juraj Nemec

Journal: Central European Journal of Public Policy
ISSN 1802-4866

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 64;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Keywords: Higher education system | Slovakia | new public management | performance evaluation | performance management | performance indicators

ABSTRACT
The aim of our paper is a preliminary evaluation of the introduction of performance management and performance financing arrangements in the Slovak higher education system – accreditation and formula based performance financing. This evaluation will be mainly based on the assessment of short-term impacts of the above mentioned instruments and is expected to invite further professional discussion. We feel that the data and brief analysis included are sufficient enough to show that the Slovak system represents a typical example of the potential of performance management and performance financing being significantly limited, if not destroyed. Not only because of improperly defined indicators, which are too much input and quantity orientated, but very much also due to a lack of resources (the ratio of public expenditures for higher education to the GDP in Slovakia is significantly below EU average), as well as the politicization of the system.

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