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Salih Murat Akkın
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2020 Volume 10
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Çevrimiçi Erken Baskı / Online Preprint Issue
Original Empirical Research
Received: April 8, 2018; Accepted: January 3, 2019; Published online: October 7, 2019
doi:10.2399/yod.19.001; Copyright © 2019, Deomed
An Analysis of the Feasibility of Performance-Based Financing Method in Turkish Higher Education System
Gonca Güngör Göksu1 ORCIDID (E-mail), Mehmet Emin Altundemir2 ORCIDID
1Division of Theory of Public Finance, Department of Public Finance, Faculty of Political Sciences, Sakarya University, Sakarya, Turkey
2Division of Budget and Financial Planning, Department of Public Finance, Faculty of Political Sciences, Sakarya University, Sakarya, Turkey
*This article is based on a part of the doctoral dissertation entitled "Performance-Based Financing in Higher Education: An Evaluation for Turkey".
The word "performance", which is defined as the quality that determines the value of an action or an object, is used synonymously with the concept of success. As in every stage of education, it is important that institutions perform well in the higher education stage. Delivery of a successful higher education service affects both internal and external stakeholders positively, while contributing to the economic growth and development of a country. In the present study, the performance-based financing, which is preferred in the higher education field in the most advanced countries, was investigated in terms of its practicability in Turkey. First, the theoretical info about the method of performance-based financing was provided, and then some samples of implementation from selected countries were presented. This was followed by a quantitative examination of the Turkish higher education system, and an analysis of the problems encountered during the implementation of the method of performance-based budgeting. The final part of the study discusses the results of a semi-structured interview including nine questions which was administered to a total of twelve people who were senior managers in the Ministry of Treasury and Finance, administrative staff, and academicians at universities specialized in state budgeting, performance management, and education-training policies. The aim of this study is to determine the results of applying a new performance-based financing method to increase the success, and to determine the techniques that should be taken into consideration during the design phase of the proposed method. The participants were found to think that a new financing method which is completely based on performance will motivate universities and will contribute to higher achievement. Besides, they emphasized that the performance-based financing method will be more success-oriented than the current budget method.
Keywords: Higher education, performance-based financing, success, university
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