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DEA models for extended two-stage network structures


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  • Li, Yongjun
  • Chen, Yao
  • Liang, Liang
  • Xie, Jianhui


Liang et al. (2008) [1] developed DEA models based upon game approach to decompose efficiency for two-stage network structures where all outputs of the first stage are the only inputs to the second stage. This paper extends Liang et al. (2008) [1] by assuming that the inputs to the second stage include both the outputs from the first stage and additional inputs to the second stage. Two models are proposed to evaluate the performance of this type general two-stage network structures. One is a non-linear centralized model whose global optimal solutions can be estimated using a heuristic search procedure. The other is a non-cooperative model, in which one of the stages is regarded as the leader and the other is the follower. The newly developed models are applied to a case of regional R&D of China.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Omega.

Volume (Year): 40 (2012)
Issue (Month): 5 ()
Pages: 611-618

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jomega:v:40:y:2012:i:5:p:611-618

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Keywords: Data envelopment analysis (DEA); Two-stage; Game; Centralized; Efficiency;


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  1. Chen, Yao & Cook, Wade D. & Kao, Chiang & Zhu, Joe, 2013. "Network DEA pitfalls: Divisional efficiency and frontier projection under general network structures," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 226(3), pages 507-515.
  2. Kao, Chiang, 2014. "Efficiency decomposition for general multi-stage systems in data envelopment analysis," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 232(1), pages 117-124.
  3. Liu, John S. & Lu, Louis Y.Y. & Lu, Wen-Min & Lin, Bruce J.Y., 2013. "A survey of DEA applications," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 41(5), pages 893-902.
  4. Llano Monelos Pablo De & Piñeiro Sánchez Carlos & Rodríguez López Manuel, 2014. "DEA as a business failure prediction tool. Application to the case of galician SMEs," Contaduría y Administración:Revista Internacional, Accounting and Management: International Journal, vol. 59(2), pages 65-96, abril-jun.


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