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A super-efficiency model for ranking efficient units in data envelopment analysis. (English) Zbl 1149.90079
Summary: Data envelopment analysis (DEA) is a body of research methodologies to evaluate overall efficiencies and identify the sources and estimate the amounts of inefficiencies in inputs and outputs. In DEA, the best performers are called DEA efficient and the efficiency score of a DEA efficient unit is denoted by an unity. In the last decade, ranking DEA efficient units has become the interests of many DEA researchers and a variety of models (called super-efficiency models) were developed to rank DEA efficient units. While the models developed in the past are interesting and meaningful, they have the disadvantages of being infeasible or instable occasionally. In this research, we develop a super-efficiency model to overcome some deficiencies in the earlier models. Both theoretical results and numerical examples are provided.

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90B50 Management decision making, including multiple objectives
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