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|Title:||Efficiency measures in DEA with grey interval data under the hypotheses of data consistency|
|Author(s):||Jiefang Wang, (School of Management and Economics, North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power, Zhengzhou, People's Republic of China), Sifeng Liu, (School of Economics and Management, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, People's Republic of China)|
|Citation:||Jiefang Wang, Sifeng Liu, (2012) "Efficiency measures in DEA with grey interval data under the hypotheses of data consistency", Grey Systems: Theory and Application, Vol. 2 Iss: 1, pp.63 - 69|
|Keywords:||Data analysis, Data consistency hypothesis, Data employment analysis, Data management, Grey systems, Interval data, Interval efficiency, Resource efficiency|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/20439371211197686 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to solve the DEA model with grey interval data while the inputs/outputs have large interval length.
Design/methodology/approach – Some methods have been developed to calculate the interval efficiencies of the decision-making unit (DMU) in DEA model with interval data, in which there are two shortcomings. One is that the evaluated DMU and referenced DMUs are not be dealt with fairly, as they are not counterparts in locations of inputs and outputs within possible ranges. Another is that efficiency intervals may be too wide to provide valuable information. This paper proposes the hypotheses of data consistency in DEA model. Under the hypotheses, linear programming (LP) models to solve the upper and lower bounds of interval efficiencies are established.
Findings – It is found that lengths of efficiency intervals under the hypotheses are shorter, which produces more reliable and informative evaluation results and DMUs are dealt with more fairly.
Practical implications – The method proposed in the paper could be used in efficiencies evaluation of enterprises, governments, etc. when the classic methods are invalid for the high uncertainty evaluation results.
Originality/value – The paper succeeds in proposing the hypotheses of data consistency and solving the DEA model with interval grey data under that.
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