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Abstract This study discusses, by means of data envelopment analysis, the efficiency of individual hotels belonging to the Portuguese state-owned chain, Pousadas de Portugal, which is managed by theExpand
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Evaluating the efficiency of a small hotel chain with a Malmquist productivity index
By applying data envelopment analysis (DEA) a two-stage procedure is followed to evaluate the determinants of efficiency of a Portuguese public-owned hotel chain, Enatur for the period 1999 to 2001.Expand
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The length of stay in tourism
Abstract Economic theory generally treats the duration of a vacation as a constraint on demand imposed by available time. In contrast, in this paper, it is shown that the length of stay is aExpand
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A Stochastic Cost Frontier in the Portuguese Hotel Industry
This paper analyses the technical efficiency of a Portuguese state-owned hotel chain, Pousadas de Portugal, in order to investigate the chain's performance. A stochastic cost frontier model is usedExpand
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The technical efficiency of the Japanese banks : non-radial directional performance measurement with undesirable output
The paper analyses technical efficiency of the Japanese banks from 2000 to 2007. The estimation technique is based on the Russell directional distance function that takes into consideration not onlyExpand
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Performance evaluation of the English Premier Football League with data envelopment analysis
This paper uses data envelopment analysis (DEA) to evaluate the performance of English Premier League football clubs from 1998/99 to 2002/03 combining sport and financial variables. The paperExpand
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The length of stay of golf tourism: a survival analysis.
This study analyses the length of stay of golf tourists in the Algarve, on the southern coast of Portugal. The analysis employs a questionnaire to ascertain the significant characteristicsExpand
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Efficiency in European Seaports with DEA: Evidence from Greece and Portugal
In this paper, we compare the seaport efficiency of two European countries, Greece and Portugal, using data envelopment analysis (DEA). The international benchmarking procedure is implemented, inExpand
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Incentive Regulation and Efficiency of Portuguese Port Authorities
In all European seaports, organisational efficiency forms a vital component of the activities to improve competitiveness in the market. As public enterprise entities, Portuguese seaports rely onExpand
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Performance of French destinations: Tourism attraction perspectives
In this paper, we assess and compare the performance of French tourism destinations, using the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) two-stage procedure, where in the first stage the efficiency score areExpand
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