Some Models for Estimating Technical and Scale Inefficiencies in Data Envelopment Analysis

  title={Some Models for Estimating Technical and Scale Inefficiencies in Data Envelopment Analysis},
  author={Rajiv D. Banker and Abraham Charnes and William W. Cooper},
  journal={Management Science},
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, mathematical programming serves as a planning aid to management. Data Envelopment Analysis reverses this role and employs mathematical programming to obtain ex post facto evaluations of the relative efficiency of management accomplishments, however they may have been planned or executed. Mathematical… 

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