Title: An enhanced approach to the ranked voting system

Authors: M. Tamiz, A.A. Foroughi

Addresses: College of Business Administration, University of Kuwait, Kuwait. ' Department of Mathematics, University of Qom, Qom, Iran

Abstract: This paper provides enhancements to a Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and Assurance Region (AR) model for a ranked voting system. A transformation of the given data reduces the number of constraints on the weights in the model, thus making it more effective and easier to solve. Another advantage of the improved model is to decrease the effect of inefficient candidates on the efficiency of the efficient candidates. The advantages of the proposed enhancements are illustrated by an example.

Keywords: data envelopment analysis; DEA; ranking; ranked voting; assurance region model.

DOI: 10.1504/WREMSD.2007.014053

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2007 Vol.3 No.3/4, pp.365 - 372

Published online: 13 Jun 2007 *

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