Journal article

Introduction: Extensions and new developments in DEA

WW Cooper, RG Thompson, RM Thrall

ANNALS OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH | BALTZER SCI PUBL BV | Published : 1996

Abstract

The extensions, new developments and new interpretations for DEA covered in this paper include: (1) new measures of efficiency, (2) new models and (3) new ways of implementing established models with new results and interpretations presented that include treatments of "congestion", "returns-to-scale" and "mix" and "technical" inefficiencies and measures of efficiency that can be used to reflect all pertinent properties. Previously used models, such as those used to identify "allocative inefficiencies", are extended by means of "assurance region" approaches which are less demanding in their information requirements and underlying assumptions. New opportunities for research are identified in e..

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