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Some Models for Estimating Technical and Scale Inefficiencies in Data Envelopment Analysis
In management contexts, mathematical programming is usually used to evaluate a collection of possible alternative courses of action en route to selecting one which is best. In this capacity,…
Are Selling, General, and Administrative Costs "Sticky"?
A fundamental assumption in cost accounting is that the relation between costs and volume is symmetric for volume increases and decreases. In this study, we investigate whether costs are…
Maximum likelihood, consistency and data envelopment analysis: a statistical foundation
- R. Banker
- Economics, Mathematics
- 1 October 1993
This paper provides a formal statistical basis for the efficiency evaluation techniques of data envelopment analysis (DEA). DEA estimators of the best practice monotone increasing and concave…
Efficiency Analysis for Exogenously Fixed Inputs and Outputs
This work evaluates the relative technical and scale efficiencies of decision making units DMUs when some of the inputs or outputs are exogenously fixed and beyond the discretionary control of DMU managers through mathematical programming formulations.
Evaluating Contextual Variables Affecting Productivity Using Data Envelopment Analysis
The results establish DEA as a nonparametric stochastic frontier estimation (SFE) methodology as well as the best of the parametric methods in the estimation of the impact of contextual variables on productivity.
Estimation of returns to scale using data envelopment analysis
An Empirical Investigation of an Incentive Plan that Includes Nonfinancial Performance Measures
Recent studies report an increasing use of nonfinancial measures such as product quality, customer satisfaction, and market share in performance measurement and compensation systems. A growing…
Sensitivity, Precision, and Linear Aggregation of Signals for Performance Evaluation
This work identifies necessary and sufficient conditions on the joint density function of the signals under which linear aggregation, a simple and commonly employed way to construct a performance evaluation measure, is optimal.
Quality and Competition
In recent years, the practitioner literature in operations management has seen a dramatic surge in articles on quality management. It reflects the increased emphasis on quality by U.S. firms, which…
The Balanced Scorecard: Judgmental Effects of Performance Measures Linked to Strategy
Statistical test results indicate that performance evaluations are influenced by strategically linked measures more than non‐linked measures only when evaluators are provided detailed information about business unit strategies.