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One-sided elasticities and technical efficiency in multi-output production: A theoretical framework

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  • Hadjicostas, Petros
  • Soteriou, Andreas C.
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    Volume (Year): 168 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 2 (January)
    Pages: 425-449

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    1. Atici, Kazim Baris & Podinovski, Victor V., 2012. "Mixed partial elasticities in constant returns-to-scale production technologies," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 220(1), pages 262-269.
    2. Zelenyuk, Valentin, 2013. "A scale elasticity measure for directional distance function and its dual: Theory and DEA estimation," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 228(3), pages 592-600.
    3. Valentin Zelenyuk, 2013. "A Note on Equivalences in Measuring Returns to Scale," International Journal of Business and Economics, College of Business, and College of Finance, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan, vol. 12(1), pages 85-89, June.
    4. Sahoo, Biresh K. & Zhu, Joe & Tone, Kaoru & Klemen, Bernhard M., 2014. "Decomposing technical efficiency and scale elasticity in two-stage network DEA," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 233(3), pages 584-594.
    5. Zarepisheh, M. & Soleimani-damaneh, M., 2009. "A dual simplex-based method for determination of the right and left returns to scale in DEA," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 194(2), pages 585-591, April.

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