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Cost efficiency measures in data envelopment analysis with data uncertainty

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  • Mostafaee, A.
  • Saljooghi, F.H.
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    This paper extends the classical cost efficiency (CE) models to include data uncertainty. We believe that many research situations are best described by the intermediate case, where some uncertain input and output data are available. In such cases, the classical cost efficiency models cannot be used, because input and output data appear in the form of ranges. When the data are imprecise in the form of ranges, the cost efficiency measure calculated from the data should be uncertain as well. So, in the current paper, we develop a method for the estimation of upper and lower bounds for the cost efficiency measure in situations of uncertain input and output data. Also, we develop the theory of efficiency measurement so as to accommodate incomplete price information by deriving upper and lower bounds for the cost efficiency measure. The practical application of these bounds is illustrated by a numerical example.

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

    Volume (Year): 202 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 2 (April)
    Pages: 595-603

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:202:y:2010:i:2:p:595-603

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    Keywords: DEA Cost efficiency Uncertain data Range data Imprecise data Two-level mathematical programming Extreme point DMU;

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    Cited by:
    1. Sahoo, Biresh K. & Mehdiloozad, Mahmood & Tone, Kaoru, 2014. "Cost, revenue and profit efficiency measurement in DEA: A directional distance function approach," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 237(3), pages 921-931.
    2. Stéphane Blancard & Elsa Martin, 2012. "Energy efficiency measurement in agriculture with imprecise energy content information," INRA UMR CESAER Working Papers 2012/6, INRA UMR CESAER, Centre d'’Economie et Sociologie appliquées à l'’Agriculture et aux Espaces Ruraux.
    3. HATAMI-MARBINI, Adel & AGRELL, Per & AGHAYI, Nazila, 2013. "Imprecise data envelopment analysis for the two-stage process," CORE Discussion Papers 2013004, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
    4. Fang, Lei & Li, Hecheng, 2012. "A comment on “cost efficiency in data envelopment analysis with data uncertainty”," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 220(2), pages 588-590.

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