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How can we use the result from a DEA analysis?: identification of firm-relevant reference units
Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. (CAFO, Nationalekonomi och Statistik)
2003 (English)In: Journal of Applied Economics, ISSN 1514-0326, E-ISSN 1667-6726, Vol. 6, no 1, 157-175 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Two types of guidelines can be obtained from a DEA (data envelopment analysis) analysis. Firstly, the firm can reduce input or increase production according to the DEA results. Secondly, an inefficient firm might be able to identify reference units. This makes it possible for the inefficient firm to, on site, study production that is more efficient, and thereby get information on e.g. efficient organisational solutions. In this study, we focus on how to detect these firm-relevant reference units. While applying the existing methods for identification of reference units, i.e. the intensity variable method and the dominance method, on a data set concerning booking centres in the Swedish taxi market, shortcomings in these methods were identified. This motivates the development of a new method. This new method, the sphere measure, enables an inefficient unit to identify existing and efficient units that have the largest similarity with itself. The identified units will thus be firm-relevant reference units.

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Universidad del CEMA , 2003. Vol. 6, no 1, 157-175 p.
Keyword [en]
Reference units, Firm-relevant, DEA
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Economics
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Economy, Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-13710OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-13710DiVA: diva2:433986
Available from: 2011-08-12 Created: 2011-08-12 Last updated: 2016-04-04Bibliographically approved

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