Optimizing the rank position of the DMU as secondary goal in DEA cross-evaluation. (English) Zbl 1246.90098

Summary: Cross-efficiency evaluation is an extension of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) that permits not only the determination of a ranking of Decision Making Units (DMUs) but also the elimination of unrealistic weighting schemes, thereby rescinding the necessity for the inclusion of individual judgements in the models. The main deficiency of the procedure is the non-uniqueness of the optimal weights, which results in the peer evaluations dependences, for instance, on the software used to determine DMU’s efficiencies. This shortfall justifies the inclusion of secondary goals in order to determine cross-efficiency values. In this paper a new proposal of a secondary goal is studied. The idea is related with that proposed in Wu et al. (2009), in which the objective is the optimization of the rank position of the DMU under evaluation. In the procedure proposed here, an incentive to break level-pegging ties between alternatives is introduced by considering that efficiency scores induce a weak order of alternatives. The model is illustrated with a preference-aggregation application.


90C08 Special problems of linear programming (transportation, multi-index, data envelopment analysis, etc.)
90B50 Management decision making, including multiple objectives
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