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A Quantitative Approach to Evaluate the Relative Efficiency of Museums

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  • Antonella Basso
  • Stefania Funari

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Data Envelopment Analysis is used for evaluating the technical efficiency of museum institutions. This approach enables us to create for each museum a relative efficiency measure, which takes into account both the resources used by museums and the results of their activities. Moreover this technique is able to overcome some of the difficulties found when applying more traditional indicators of productivity in evaluating the technical efficiency of cultural institutions. An empirical analysis carried out on data from Italian municipal museums illustrates this application of the operational research model. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004

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Volume (Year): 28 (2004)
Issue (Month): 3 (August)
Pages: 195-216

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Handle: RePEc:kap:jculte:v:28:y:2004:i:3:p:195-216

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Keywords: Data Envelopment Analysis; efficiency measure; museum;

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  1. Calogero Guccio & Giacomo Pignataro & Ilde Rizzo, 2014. "Evaluating the efficiency of public procurement contracts for cultural heritage conservation works in Italy," Journal of Cultural Economics, Springer, vol. 38(1), pages 43-70, February.
  2. Giovanni Andrés Hernández Salazar & Ana María Olaya Pardo, 2010. "Impacto de la Política Pública Sobre la Demanda Cultural: el Caso de Cuatro Museos en Colombia," ENSAYOS SOBRE POLÍTICA ECONÓMICA, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA - ESPE.
  3. 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.
  4. Marco-Serrano, Francisco & Rausell-Köster, Pau, 2006. "Productivity Analysis in the Spanish Cultural and Leisure Industry: A Regional Perspective/Análisis de la productividad en el sector de la cultura y el ocio español: una perspectiva regional," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 24, pages 635 (24 pá, Agosto.
  5. Finocchiaro Castro, Massimo & Guccio, Calogero & Rizzo, Ilde, 2009. "Determinants of Heritage Authorities’ Performance: An exploratory study with DEA bootstrapping approach," MPRA Paper 15984, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  6. Seongho Song & David Yi, 2011. "The fundraising efficiency in U.S. non-profit art organizations: an application of a Bayesian estimation approach using the stochastic frontier production model," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 35(2), pages 171-180, April.
  7. Luis César Herrero-Prieto, 2013. "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.
  8. Massimo Finocchiaro Castro & Calogero Guccio & Ilde Rizzo, 2011. "Public intervention on heritage conservation and determinants of heritage authorities’ performance: a semi-parametric analysis," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer, vol. 18(1), pages 1-16, February.

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