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Data envelopment scenario analysis with imprecise data

Najmeh Malekmohammadi (), Farhad Lotfi and Azmi Jaafar

Central European Journal of Operations Research, 2011, vol. 19, issue 1, 65-79

Abstract: In the existing DEA models, we have a centralized decision maker (DM) who supervises all the operating units. In this paper, we solve a problem in which the centralized DM encounters limited or constant resources for total inputs or total outputs. We establish a DEA target model that solves and deals with such a situation. In our model, we consider the decrease of total input consumption and the increase of total output production; however, in the existing DEA models, total output production is guaranteed not to decrease. Considering the importance of imprecise data in organizations, we define our model so as to deal with interval and ordinal data. A numerical illustration is provided to show the application of our model and the advantages of our approach over the previous one. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2011

Keywords: Data envelopment analysis (DEA); Target setting; Limited resources; Imprecise data; Interval DEA model (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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