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Kularatne, T., Wilson, C., Månsson, J., Hoang, V. & Lee, B. (2019). Do environmentally sustainable practices make hotels more efficient?: A study of major hotels in Sri Lanka. Tourism Management, 71, 213-225
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2019 (English)In: Tourism Management, ISSN 0261-5177, E-ISSN 1879-3193, Vol. 71, p. 213-225Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

As environmentally sustainable practices are becoming popular in the hotel industry, their impact on efficiency is an important issue. To investigate the performance of hotels in this context, we use data envelopment analysis (DEA) double bootstrap approach to firstly assess the technical efficiency and its determinants of a sample of medium and large scale hotels in Sri Lanka for the period 2010-2014. Secondly, we evaluate the impact of a number of explanatory variables in determining hotel efficiency. The results reveal that the average technical efficiency is 61% with the maximum being 71.5% and the minimum 46.8%. The results conclude that being environmentally responsible enhances the efficiency of hotels, specifically in terms of improving energy efficiency and waste management. Water consumption is shown to have a contradictory result in relation of improving efficiency. Finally, we estimate the bootstrapped Malmquist productivity index to examine the level of productivity in the Sri Lankan hotel industry. The results of this study provide hotel operators and government with insights into the nature of competitive advantage which can assist them with strategic decision making to improve the technical and environmental management of hotels.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
Keywords
Hotel efficiency, Productivity, Green practices, Data envelopment analysis (DEA), Malmquist, Bootstrap estimation
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Tourism
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-79730 (URN)10.1016/j.tourman.2018.09.009 (DOI)000452815100019 ()
Available from: 2019-01-23 Created: 2019-01-23 Last updated: 2019-01-23Bibliographically approved
Mattsson, P., Månsson, J., Andersson, C. & Bonander, F. (2018). A bootstrapped Malmquist index applied to Swedish district courts. European Journal of Law and Economics, 46(1), 109-139
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2018 (English)In: European Journal of Law and Economics, ISSN 0929-1261, E-ISSN 1572-9990, Vol. 46, no 1, p. 109-139Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study measures the total factor productivity (TFP) of the Swedish district courts by applying data envelopment analysis to calculate the Malmquist productivity index (MPI) of 48 Swedish district courts from 2012 to 2015. In contrast to the limited international literature on court productivity, this study uses a fully decomposed MPI. A bootstrapping approach is further applied to compute confidence intervals for each decomposed factor of TFP. The findings show a 1.7% average decline of TFP, annually. However, a substantial variation between years can be observed in the number of statistically significant courts below and above unity. The averages of the components show that the negative impact is mainly driven by negative technical change. Large variations are also observed over time where the small courts have the largest volatility. Two recommendations are: (1) that district courts with negative TFP growth could learn from those with positive TFP growth; and (2) that the back-up labour force could be developed to enhance flexibility.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2018
Keywords
Bootstrap, Data envelopment analysis (DEA), District courts, Malmquist productivity index (MPI), Total factor productivity (TFP)
National Category
Law
Research subject
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-77388 (URN)10.1007/s10657-018-9582-y (DOI)000438943600004 ()
Note

Correction published in: European Journal of Law and Economics, 2018, vol 46, issue 1, pp 141-142. DOI 10.1007/s10657-018-9587-6

Available from: 2018-08-30 Created: 2018-08-30 Last updated: 2019-05-27Bibliographically approved
Widerstedt, B., Månsson, J. & Rosdahl, J. (2018). A warm welcome? Access to advisory services for men and women. Economic Analysis and Policy, 58, 100-110
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2018 (English)In: Economic Analysis and Policy, ISSN 0313-5926, Vol. 58, p. 100-110Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In politics, broadly stated ambitions such that a service should be available to all are fairly commonplace. However, evaluation access to service in a broader sense is often difficult and expensive. In this study we use a field experiment to investigate if the reception from the business development community differs contingent on the gender of the client. In the experiment, identical email requests were sent to actors in the enterprise promotion system. The result is that response frequency and time were independent of the gender of the sender. However, the male sender was more often given an explicit invitation to book a time slot. To delve further into the responses, we use sentiment analysis, a ‘big data’ method, to analyse the replies. The analysis reveal that replies to the female sender is more positive. Our conclusion is that even if there are some gender differences we would not consider it to be a systematic discrimination. However, the unconsciousness from public servants should be included in training to increase awareness of this issue.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
Keywords
Gender, Field experiment, Policy evaluation, Business promotion
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economy, Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-72229 (URN)10.1016/j.eap.2018.01.005 (DOI)000434029300010 ()
Available from: 2018-04-05 Created: 2018-04-05 Last updated: 2019-01-16Bibliographically approved
Mattsson, P., Månsson, J. & Greene, W. H. (2018). TFP change and its components for Swedish manufacturing firms during the 2008-2009 financial crisis. New York: Stern School of Business, N.Y.U.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>TFP change and its components for Swedish manufacturing firms during the 2008-2009 financial crisis
2018 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

A driving force of economic development is growth in total factor productivity (TFP). Manufactured goods are, to a large extent, exports, and represent an important part of the economy for many developed countries. Additionally, a slowdown in labour productivity has been observed in many OECD countries after the financial crisis 2008-2009. This study investigates TFP change and its components for the Swedish manufacturing industry, compared with the private service sector, during the years 1997-2013, centering on the financial crisis. Stochastic frontier analysis (SFA) is used to disentangle persistent and transient efficiency from firm heterogeneity and random noise, respectively. In addition, technical change (TC), returns to scale (RTS) and a scale change (SC) component are also identified. Along with the empirical analysis, an elaborative discussion regarding TC in SFA is provided. The persistent part for manufacturing (service) is 0.796 (0.754) and the transient part is 0.787 (0.762), indicating improvement potentials. Furthermore, TFP change is substantially lower between the years 2007-2013, compared to 1997-2007, driven by lower technological progress. Policy should, therefore, target interventions that enhance technology. However, care needs to be taken so that policies do not sustain low-productive firms that otherwise would exit the market.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Stern School of Business, N.Y.U., 2018. p. 27
Series
NYU Stern Department of Economics Working Papers ; EC-18-27
Keywords
financial crisis, manufacturing, persistent and transient efficiency, technical change, total factor productivity
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78115 (URN)
Available from: 2018-10-01 Created: 2018-10-01 Last updated: 2018-10-10Bibliographically approved
Lundgren, S., Månsson, J., Andersson, C., Gartell, M., Wigren, E. & Richardson, K. (2017). Arbetsförmedlingens arbetsmarknadsutbildning: små regionala skillnader i effekter. Stockholm: Riksrevisionen
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2017 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Arbetsförmedlingens Arbetsmarknadsutbildning (AUB) syftar till att ge arbetssökande bättre möjligheter att få ett arbete och samtidigt ge arbetsgivare bättre förutsättningar att få arbetssökande med lämplig kompetens. Riksrevisionen har granskat hur väl Arbetsförmedlingen lyckats med att skapa likvärdiga effekter i olika regioner för den arbetsmarknadspolitiska insatsen AUB.

Granskningen visar att skillnaderna i effektstorlek mellan olika marknadsområden är relativt liten. Variationen i effekten av AUB tycks inte heller ha ökat nämnvärt efter att upphandlingen av AUB centraliserades då Arbetsförmedlingen bildades 2008.

För hela landet visar resultaten att det är fler individer som två år efter avslutad AUB har en inkomst som överstiger ett prisbasbelopp, drygt 40 000 kronor, än för jämförbara arbetslösa som inte tagit del av AUB. För hela den studerade tidsperioden var andelen med en inkomst över ett prisbasbelopp cirka åtta procentenheter högre för deltagarna i AUB än för personerna i jämförelsegruppen.

För att uppnå likvärdiga effekter i olika regioner rekommenderar Riksrevisionen Arbetsförmedlingen att vid effektutvärderingar av arbetsmarknadspolitiska program inkludera ett regionalt perspektiv.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Riksrevisionen, 2017. p. 44
Series
Riksrevisionen, ISSN 1652-6597 ; 2017:21
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economy, Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-68832 (URN)9789170864506 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-11-19 Created: 2017-11-19 Last updated: 2017-11-27Bibliographically approved
Andersson, C., Månsson, J., Persson Kern, K. & Thelander, J. (2017). Effektiviteten i Försäkringskassans ärendehandläggning: en granskning av resurseffektiviteten vid Försäkringskassans lokala försäkringscenter åren 2010–2013 med DEA-metoden. Stockholm: Inspektionen för socialförsäkringar
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Effektiviteten i Försäkringskassans ärendehandläggning: en granskning av resurseffektiviteten vid Försäkringskassans lokala försäkringscenter åren 2010–2013 med DEA-metoden
2017 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Försäkringskassan administrerar stora delar av den svenska social­försäkringen och är den myndighet som ansvarar för den största delen av statens utbetalningar av ersättningar till enskilda individer. Försäkringskassan förfogar över cirka 8,4 miljarder i förvaltningsanslag och har drygt 14 000 anställda. Denna kostnad och storlek, tillsammans med myndighetens centrala uppgift för trygghetssystemen, gör det viktigt att verksamheten bedrivs effektivt.

Denna rapport analyserar den relativa effektiviteten på 44 av Försäkringskassans lokala försäkringscenter (LFC) under perioden 2010–2013. I dag är Försäkringskassan kontor organiserade på ett annat sätt, men slutsatserna och lärdomarna är fortfarande relevanta eftersom själva handläggningen i mångt och mycket är oförändrad.

I analysen används en matematisk metod kallad DEA-metoden (Data Envelopment Analysis), där effek­tiviteten mäts genom att produktionen av beslut och aktiviteter jämförs med de förbrukade resurserna. Metoden gör det möjligt att identifiera mindre effektiva LFC, som producerar mindre än andra LFC med en given mängd resurser.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Inspektionen för socialförsäkringar, 2017
Series
ISF granskar och analyserar ; 2017:10
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economy, Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-68834 (URN)9789188098719 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-11-19 Created: 2017-11-19 Last updated: 2017-11-27Bibliographically approved
Månsson, J. & Delander, L. (2017). Mentoring as a way of integrating refugees on the labour market: evidence from a Swedish pilot scheme. In: : . Paper presented at Scottish economic association conference, Perth, UK, April 24-26, 2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mentoring as a way of integrating refugees on the labour market: evidence from a Swedish pilot scheme
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Mentoring of immigrants and refugees is a policy measure widely used across the world andhas been so for some years. However, there is surprisingly little empirical evidence. This study investigates the impact of a mentoring programme on the labour market status of newly arrived refugees. The programme was conducted in Sweden between 2010 and 2012. The key finding of the study is that male participants after participating have moved closer to the core labour market and that there is little that relates to the content of the mentoring programme that affect the outcome.

National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economy, Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-61208 (URN)
Conference
Scottish economic association conference, Perth, UK, April 24-26, 2017
Available from: 2017-03-10 Created: 2017-03-10 Last updated: 2017-06-01Bibliographically approved
Månsson, J. & Delander, L. (2017). Mentoring as a way of integrating refugees on the labour market: evidence from a Swedish pilot scheme. Economic Analysis and Policy, 56(December), 51-59
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mentoring as a way of integrating refugees on the labour market: evidence from a Swedish pilot scheme
2017 (English)In: Economic Analysis and Policy, ISSN 0313-5926, Vol. 56, no December, p. 51-59Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Despite the fact that mentoring is used as a mean to increase the speed of labour market integration for immigrants around the world there is little evidence of the impacts of this type of programme. This study investigates the impact of a Swedish mentoring programme on the labour market status of newly arrived refugees. The key finding is that mentoring as a universal ‘quick fix’ does not attract a great deal of support. However, mentoring does show promise for males for whom a positive and significant impact when the outcome is defined as a yearly income exceeding one basic amount (appx. 4200 euro). For females, no short-term effect is found, although it is suggested the absence of an impact may be due to lock-in effects in other labour market programmes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017
Keywords
Newly arrived refugees, Mentorship, Integration, Labour market
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economy, Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-68831 (URN)10.1016/j.eap.2017.08.002 (DOI)000416670600006 ()
Available from: 2017-11-19 Created: 2017-11-19 Last updated: 2018-04-04Bibliographically approved
Andersson, C., Antelius, J., Månsson, J. & Sund, K. (2017). Technical efficiency and productivity for higher education institutions in Sweden. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 61(2), 205-223
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Technical efficiency and productivity for higher education institutions in Sweden
2017 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, ISSN 0031-3831, E-ISSN 1470-1170, Vol. 61, no 2, p. 205-223Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study investigates technical efficiency and productivity for Swedish higher education institutions (HEIs). One identified problem in previous research concerns adjusting efficiency scores for input quality. This problem is avoided using grades from upper-secondary schools. A second problem concerns heterogeneity with respect to subjects and institutions between HEIs. Using the Swedish national resource allocation system, students are weighted according to subject. For research production, a bibliometric index that allows for differences in publication tradition is used. A third problem when using the data envelopment analysis approach is the lack of statistical inference. Bootstrapping is used to approach this problem. The results indicate an average inefficiency of 12% and a productivity increase of around 1.7% per year.

Keywords
Efficiency, productivity, data envelopment analysis (DEA), bootstrap estimation, higher education institutions
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Economy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-61170 (URN)10.1080/00313831.2015.1120230 (DOI)000393802900006 ()
Available from: 2017-03-08 Created: 2017-03-08 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
Mulumba, Z. M., Nalubanga, L., Nankanja, C. L., Manasseh, K., Månsson, J. & Hollén, J. (2017). Technical efficiency decomposed: the case of Ugandan referral hospitals. The Central European Review of Economics and Management, 1(4), 117-146
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2017 (English)In: The Central European Review of Economics and Management, ISSN 2543-9472, Vol. 1, no 4, p. 117-146Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim: In an audit report provided to the Ugandan Parliament by the Office of the Audit General, Uganda, technical efficiency in Ugandan referral hospitals was measured and analysed. The audit report pointed out that there was a relatively low level of technical inefficiency, at least in comparison with other African countries. The purpose of this study is to look further into the issue of why there is inefficiency.

Design / Research methods: We use a Data Envelopment Analysis framework and decompose long-run technical efficiency into short-term technical efficiency, scale efficiency and congestion.

Conclusions / findings: Our results reveal that the source of the long-run inefficiency varies over the years. For 2012, more than 50% of the observed inefficiency relates to scale factors. However, in 2013 and 2014 the major contributor to the long-run inefficiency was input congestion.

Originality / value of the article: Even though there are a substantial amount of research on efficiency in African hospitals, no other study have investigated existence of congestion. In that respect our research contributes to the existing research.

Implications of the research: We recommend that inefficient hospitals should use efficient hospitals as benchmarks for improving their own efficiency. Further, since a large part of the technical inefficiency relates to congestion we recommend further investigation to identify factors in the production, or organisation that could be related to congestion.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
WSB University in Wroclaw, 2017
Keywords
Technical efficiency, Scale efficiency, Congestion, Uganda, Hospitals
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economy, Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-72228 (URN)10.29015/cerem.513 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-04-05 Created: 2018-04-05 Last updated: 2018-04-10Bibliographically approved
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