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Performance measurement of gas companies with fixed-sum inputs: a DEA-based model

Hamzeh Amirteimoori, Alireza Amirteimoori and Mahdi Karbasian

Journal of Economic Studies, 2020, vol. 47, issue 7, 1591-1603

Abstract: Purpose - The paper analyzes the relative performance of provincial gas distribution companies with different types of inputs and outputs. A data envelopment analysis (DEA)-based model is developed to construct an equilibrium efficient frontier in the presence of multi-type input/output variables. Design/methodology/approach - A DEA-based model is developed to construct an equilibrium efficient frontier in the presence of multi-type input/output variables. Findings - It has been shown that using this single equilibrium efficient frontier, a trade-off is made between efficient and inefficient companies so as to make all companies as efficient. Originality/value - The study analyzes the relative performance of provincial gas distribution companies with different types of inputs and outputs. A DEA-based model is developed to construct an equilibrium efficient frontier in the presence of multi-type input/output variables. It has been shown that using this single equilibrium efficient frontier, a trade-off is made between efficient and inefficient companies so as to make all companies as efficient.

Keywords: Data envelopment analysis; Efficiency; Equilibrium efficient frontier; Fixed-sum outputs (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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