Int. J. of Operational Research   »   2013 Vol.18, No.1

 

 

Title: Periodic efficiency measurement for achieving correct efficiency among several terms of evaluation

 

Authors: Farhad Hosseinzadeh Lotfi; G.R. Jahanshahloo; M. Vaez-ghasemi; Z. Moghaddas

 

Addresses:
Department of Mathematics, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Hesarak St., Ashrafi Esfahani St., Tehran, Iran
Department of Mathematics, Teacher Training University, Hesarak, Karaj, Iran
Department of Mathematics, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Hesarak St., Ashrafi Esfahani St., Tehran, Iran
Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin Branch, Qazvin, Iran

 

Abstract: Having high confidence about measuring the efficiency of an organisation correctly is one of the fundamental concerns of managers in making decisions for future. If the efficiency-related information does not indicate an obvious status of the organisation or in case it is inaccurate, it can lead to poor decision-making by managers. This paper deals with a shortcoming of data envelopment analysis (DEA) in efficiency assessment in successive periods. Here, a combined model is introduced to work out the mentioned problem, which is shown in an application, commercial banks. Consequently, the validity of the proposed method is demonstrated.

 

Keywords: data envelopment analysis; DEA; periodic efficiency; Malmquist productivity index; MPI; organisational efficiency; decision making; commercial banks; banking industry.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJOR.2013.055530

 

Int. J. of Operational Research, 2013 Vol.18, No.1, pp.1 - 15

 

Available online: 31 Jul 2013

 

 

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