Data Envelopment Analysis: A Comprehensive Text with Models, Applications, References and DEA-Solver Software
Springer US, Nov 14, 2006 - Business & Economics - 492 pages
Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) has grown has grown into a powerful quantitative, analytical tool for measuring and evaluating performance. It has been successfully applied to a host of different entities engaged in a wide variety of activities in many complex, multi-layered contexts worldwide.
DATA ENVELOPMENT ANALYSIS: A Comprehensive Text with Models, Applications, References, And DEA-Solver Software, 2nd Edition is designed to provide a systematic introduction to DEA and its uses as a multifaceted tool for evaluating problems in a variety of contexts. Each chapter accompanies its developments with simple numerical examples and discussions of actual applications. Emphasis is placed on the use as well as an understanding of DEA and the topics in this book have been selected and treated accordingly. The first nine chapters cover the basic principles of DEA and the final seven chapters are more advanced treatment of DEA. These final chapters were completely revised into new chapters, reflecting recent developments that greatly extend the power and scope of DEA and lead to new directions for research and DEA uses. These chapters are as follows:
These chapters systematically present the new developments in DEA and used together with the first ten chapters of the basic principles will provide students and researchers with a solid understanding of the methodology, its uses and its potential.