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An extended DEA windows analysis: Middle East and East African seaports

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  • Ahmed Salem Al-Eraqi
  • Adli Mustafa
  • Ahamad Tajudin Khader
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    Purpose – The aim of this paper is to evaluate the efficiency of 22 cargo seaports situated in the regions of East Africa and Middle East. Design/methodology/approach – The data envelopment analysis (DEA) with window analysis model evaluates the efficiency score in terms of normal efficiency and super efficiency. The analysis is based on the panel data for the period of 2000-2005. Findings – The number of efficient decision making units (DMUs) under super efficiency is more than the number under normal efficiency. Originality/value – Using panel data, this paper is the first study to use super efficiency with window analysis that compares the efficiency estimated with the normal efficiency and with super efficiency.

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    Article provided by Emerald Group Publishing in its journal Journal of Economic Studies.

    Volume (Year): 37 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 2 (May)
    Pages: 208-218

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    Handle: RePEc:eme:jespps:v:37:y:2010:i:2:p:208-218

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    Keywords: Central and East Africa; Data analysis; Docks; Middle East;

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    1. Odeck, James & Bråthen, Svein, 2012. "A meta-analysis of DEA and SFA studies of the technical efficiency of seaports: A comparison of fixed and random-effects regression models," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 46(10), pages 1574-1585.

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