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Finding the piecewise linear frontier production function in data envelopment analysis. (English) Zbl 1116.90037

Summary: Data envelopment analysis (DEA) is a mathematical programming technique for identifying efficiency scores of decision making units (DMUs). The ability of identifying efficient frontier prior to the DEA calculation is of extreme importance to an effective and efficient DEA computation. In order to do this, in this paper we introduce a method for identifying efficient frontier and efficient DMUs.

MSC:

90B30 Production models
90B50 Management decision making, including multiple objectives
90C06 Large-scale problems in mathematical programming

Software:

DEA
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