Evaluating Program and Managerial Efficiency: An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis to Program Follow Through

@article{Charnes1981EvaluatingPA,
  title={Evaluating Program and Managerial Efficiency: An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis to Program Follow Through},
  author={Abraham Charnes and William W. Cooper and Ed Rhodes},
  journal={Management Science},
  year={1981},
  volume={27},
  pages={668-697}
}
A model for measuring the efficiency of Decision Making Units =DMU's is presented, along with related methods of implementation and interpretation. The term DMU is intended to emphasize an orientation toward managed entities in the public and/or not-for-profit sectors. The proposed approach is applicable to the multiple outputs and designated inputs which are common for such DMU's. A priori weights, or imputations of a market-price-value character are not required. A mathematical programming… 
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