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

International Journal of Operational Research, 2013 Vol.18 No.1, pp.1 - 15

Available online: 31 Jul 2013

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