History , Models and Interpretations

  title={History , Models and Interpretations},
  author={William W. Cooper and Lawrence M. Seiford and Joe Zhu},
In a relatively short period of time Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) has grown into a powerful quantitative, analytical tool for measuring and evaluating performance. DEA has been successfully applied to a host of different types of entities engaged in a wide variety of activities in many contexts worldwide. This chapter discusses the fundamental DEA models and some of their extensions. 
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