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Finding closest target for bank branches in the presence of weight restrictions using data envelopment analysis

Somayeh Razipour-GhalehJough (), Farhad Hosseinzadeh Lotfi (), Gholamreza Jahanshahloo (), Mohsen Rostamy-malkhalifeh () and Hamid Sharafi ()
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Somayeh Razipour-GhalehJough: Islamic Azad University
Farhad Hosseinzadeh Lotfi: Islamic Azad University
Gholamreza Jahanshahloo: Islamic Azad University
Mohsen Rostamy-malkhalifeh: Islamic Azad University
Hamid Sharafi: Islamic Azad University

Annals of Operations Research, 2020, vol. 288, issue 2, No 10, 755-787

Abstract: Abstract Data envelopment analysis technique, not only evaluates Decision making units (DMUs), but also introduces a benchmark for inefficient DMUs. By having the data related to the benchmark and using it appropriately, the DMU under the assessment determines how to eliminate its inefficiency and become efficient. The closer the evaluated DMU is to the presented target, the faster and easier it reaches the efficiency frontier. Furthermore, target setting in the presence of weight restrictions is an important issue. In this paper, a model for finding the closest target, in the presence of weight restrictions is presented. Thus, taking into account trade-offs, as well as weight restrictions, the closest target for each DMU is introduced. The proposed model is also compared with the previous models. Finally, administrating the proposed model for evaluating one of Iranian Banks, the least changes to inefficient branches is represented.

Keywords: Data envelopment analysis (DEA); Target setting; Benchmark; Trade-offs; Weight restrictions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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