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An extended DEA windows analysis: Middle East and East African seaports


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Title:An extended DEA windows analysis: Middle East and East African seaports
Author(s):Ahmed Salem Al-Eraqi, (Faculty of Engineering, University of Aden, Maalla-Aden, Yemen), Adli Mustafa, (School of Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia), Ahamad Tajudin Khader, (School of Computer Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia)
Citation:Ahmed Salem Al-Eraqi, Adli Mustafa, Ahamad Tajudin Khader, (2010) "An extended DEA windows analysis: Middle East and East African seaports", Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. 37 Iss: 2, pp.208 - 218
Keywords:Central and East Africa, Data analysis, Docks, Middle East
Article type:Research paper
DOI:10.1108/01443581011043591 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Acknowledgements:The authors are grateful to the seaports authorities for providing the data and information.
Abstract:

Purpose – The aim of this paper is to evaluate the efficiency of 22 cargo seaports situated in the regions of East Africa and Middle East.

Design/methodology/approach – The data envelopment analysis (DEA) with window analysis model evaluates the efficiency score in terms of normal efficiency and super efficiency. The analysis is based on the panel data for the period of 2000-2005.

Findings – The number of efficient decision making units (DMUs) under super efficiency is more than the number under normal efficiency.

Originality/value – Using panel data, this paper is the first study to use super efficiency with window analysis that compares the efficiency estimated with the normal efficiency and with super efficiency.



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