uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
THE SWEDISH MARKET FOR UPPER SECONDARY SCHOOLS – A QUESTION OF COMPETITION AND COSTS
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This quantitative study aims to contribute to the understanding of how increasing educational costs on the Swedish market for upper secondary schools can be explained. With insights from previous research, a multiple regression analysis is performed to answer if competition implicates economic efficiency, why are upper secondary school costs for municipalities increasing along with increasing competition on the Swedish school market? Data on municipality-level was collected for the period of 2000-2011 and the results show that increasing educational costs are explained by increasing competition. In addition, increasing pupils’ change of school and/or program, and increasing overcapacity are statistically significant predictors of increasing educational costs. Furthermore, this study contributes to previous research as it takes an extended view of competition and demonstrates that is well founded when evaluating the effect of competition on educational costs. In addition, the results indicates that there are additional aspects to address namely, that competition affects costs indirectly by creating more complex competitive conditions with regards to education providers’ possibility to plan and set dimensions of their operations. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 55 p.
Keyword [en]
Swedish school market, upper secondary school, educational costs, competition, pupils’ change of school and/or program, school overcapacity
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-202774OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-202774DiVA: diva2:633408
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Supervisors
Available from: 2013-06-27 Created: 2013-06-26 Last updated: 2013-06-27Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

Olsson & Rottbers (2013)(5864 kB)92 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 5864 kBChecksum SHA-512
fbed07a2e4740228f92de103b242aa46789448a812c5054123854d35acd6a9f2a199d44faa9bbb02788234f71eed91cc64c418587b3ae72f4c0af9fc93b3d5e6
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Department of Business Studies
Business Administration

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 92 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 579 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf