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Museum Assessment and FDH Technology: Towards a Global Approach

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  • François Mairesse
  • Philippe Vanden Eeckaut

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This paper presents a global approach for museum assessment. We conceptualise a museum as an entity which needs to be evaluated according to three well defined tasks: preservation, research and communication, and outcomes. We propose a methodology based on the determination of efficiency frontiers. This method uses a deterministic non parametric and non convex technology (Free Disposal Hull). We analyse technical efficiency, but also scale efficiency with a new restrictive scale approach. We present an ordering of museums into classes representing a level of performance with respect to the three required tasks. We illustrate our analysis using a three year database of museums from the French speaking region of Belgium. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Cultural Economics.

Volume (Year): 26 (2002)
Issue (Month): 4 (November)
Pages: 261-286

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Handle: RePEc:kap:jculte:v:26:y:2002:i:4:p:261-286

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Keywords: FDH; scale efficiency; technical efficiency;

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  1. Rausell Koster, Pau & Coll-Serrano, Vicente & Abeledo Sanchis, Ra_ul & Marco-Serrano, Francisco, 2013. "Eficiencia de las sociedades musicales de la Comunidad Valenciana || Efficiency of Musical Societies in the Valencian Community," Revista de Métodos Cuantitativos para la Economía y la Empresa = Journal of Quantitative Methods for Economics and Business Administration, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Quantitative Methods for Economics and Business Administration, vol. 15(1), pages 117-132, June.
  2. Luis César Herrero-Prieto, 2009. "Is Museum Performance Affected By Location And Institution Type? Measuring Cultural Institution Efficiency Through Non-Parametric Techniques," The Institute for International Integration Studies Discussion Paper Series iiisdp425, IIIS.
  3. Walter Briec & Kristiaan Kerstens, 2006. "Input, output and graph technical efficiency measures on non-convex FDH models with various scaling laws: An integrated approach based upon implicit enumeration algorithms," TOP: An Official Journal of the Spanish Society of Statistics and Operations Research, Springer, vol. 14(1), pages 135-166, June.
  4. Antonella Basso & Stefania Funari, 2004. "A Quantitative Approach to Evaluate the Relative Efficiency of Museums," Journal of Cultural Economics, Springer, vol. 28(3), pages 195-216, August.
  5. Bruno S. Frey & Stephan Meier, . "The Economics of Museums," IEW - Working Papers 149, Institute for Empirical Research in Economics - University of Zurich.
  6. Silvia Fedeli & Michele Santoni, 2006. "The Government's Choice of Bureaucratic Organisation: An Application to Italian State Museums," Journal of Cultural Economics, Springer, vol. 30(1), pages 41-72, March.

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