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Benchmark selection: An axiomatic approach

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  • Hougaard, Jens Leth
  • Tvede, Mich

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Within a production theoretic framework, this paper considers an axiomatic approach to benchmark selection. It is shown that two simple and weak axioms: efficiency and comprehensive monotonicity characterize a natural family of benchmarks which typically becomes unique. Further axioms are added in order to obtain a unique selection.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Journal of Operational Research.

Volume (Year): 137 (2002)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
Pages: 218-228

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:137:y:2002:i:1:p:218-228

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Cited by:
  1. Jens Leth Hougaard & Mich Tvede, 2010. "n-Person Nonconvex Bargaining: Efficient Proportional Solution," Discussion Papers 10-21, University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics.
  2. Torben Holvad & Jens Hougaard & Dorte Kronborg & Hans Kvist, 2004. "Measuring inefficiency in the Norwegian bus industry using multi-directional efficiency analysis," Transportation, Springer, vol. 31(3), pages 349-369, August.
  3. Bogetoft, Peter & Leth Hougaard, Jens, 2004. "Super efficiency evaluations based on potential slack," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 152(1), pages 14-21, January.

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