DEA/assurance region SBDC efficiency and unique projections.

*(English)*Zbl 0865.90004Summary: The University of Houston (UH) small business development centers (SBDCs) were analyzed by data envelopment analysis (DEA) and assurance region (AR) methods. The DEA/AR analyses were made for 11 DMUs in 1990 and 1991 and for 13 DMUs in 1992. The DEA ratio (CCR) method was applied to Model I in all three years; unique optimal solutions to the DEA-inefficient DMUs were verified. Also, ARs were applied to eliminate some DEA-efficient DMUs requiring unreasonable multipliers to maximize efficiency. In addition, measures of returns-to-scale (RTS) intervals from application of the DEA convex (BCC) method in 1992 showed several additional DEA-efficient DMUs needed some additional funds to work toward the most productive scale size.

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91B06 | Decision theory |