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Another approach for estimating RTS in dynamic DEA

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  • M. Soleimani-damaneh

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Recently, in some papers in the field of operations research the performance analysis of decision making units, in the presence of time factor, has been dealt with by an analytical framework of DEA: dynamic DEA. This paper provides a new approach, utilizing the envelopment models, for estimating returns to scale in dynamic DEA, leading to an algorithm with computational advantages. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2013

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Productivity Analysis.

Volume (Year): 39 (2013)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
Pages: 75-81

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Handle: RePEc:kap:jproda:v:39:y:2013:i:1:p:75-81

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Keywords: Dynamic DEA; Returns to scale (RTS); Overall efficiency; Linear programming; Duality; C67; C63; C61;

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