Title: Measuring productivity under different incentive structures

Authors: Rowena Jacobs, Vania Sena

Addresses: Centre for Health Economics, University of York, Heslington, York, Y010 5DD, UK. ' Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK

Abstract: This paper presents a decomposition of the Malmquist productivity index, which measures productivity growth between two groups of decision-making units that are subject to different incentive structures. The advantage of this index is that it shows, in addition to the usual technical efficiency and technical change, the gain (or loss) in productivity that is associated with a firm operating under a different incentive structure.

Keywords: data envelopment analysis; DEA; Malmquist index; productivity measurement; incentive structure; productivity growth; incentives.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBPM.2008.019992

International Journal of Business Performance Management, 2008 Vol.10 No.4, pp.366 - 373

Published online: 20 Aug 2008 *

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