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A dual simplex-based method for determination of the right and left returns to scale in DEA

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  • Zarepisheh, M.
  • Soleimani-damaneh, M.

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This study reviews the concept of the "right" and the "left" returns to scale (RTS) in data envelopment analysis (DEA), and a dual simplex-based method, for determining these two notions in RTS, is proposed, which has computational advantages as compared to the customary method.

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

Volume (Year): 194 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
Pages: 585-591

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:194:y:2009:i:2:p:585-591

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Keywords: DEA Returns to scale Linear programming Dual-simplex algorithm;

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