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Models of static and dynamic technical efficiency of municipal libraries in the Czech Republic

Iveta Vrabková

Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 2019, vol. 68, issue C

Abstract: This article deals with the modelling of the static and dynamic technical efficiency under conditions of municipal libraries of municipalities with 1000–5000 inhabitants. The aim of this article is to determine the level of the technical efficiency and the factors that influence the results of modelling of the static and dynamic technical efficiency of 34 selected municipal libraries for the years of 2011 and 2015. The first model tests the technical efficiency of conventional services of public libraries. The second model tests the technical efficiency of municipal libraries’ operation. The third model tests the technical efficiency of the key revenues and expenditures. The results in the static models estimate the average technical efficiency of municipal libraries in the interval (0.691–0.759) for the input-oriented models, and in the interval (1.413–2.005) for the output-oriented models. In the dynamic models, the majority of municipal libraries in 2015 showed lower technical efficiency and productivity in comparison with the year of 2011. The factors influencing the level of efficiency and its course include the inputs and the outputs, and their combinations within individual models.

Keywords: Static efficiency; Dynamic efficiency; Municipal libraries; Data envelopment analysis; Malmquist index (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H4 H10 C67 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1016/j.seps.2018.09.001

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