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Using Data Envelopment Analysis to Evaluate Environmentally Conscious Tourism Management

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  • Valentina Bosetti

    (DISCo, UniversitĂ  di Milano Bicocca and Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei)

  • Mariaester Cassinelli

    (DISCo, UniversitĂ  di Milano Bicocca and Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei)

  • Alessandro Lanza

    (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei and CRENoS)

Abstract

This paper discusses a methodology to assess the performances of tourism management of local governments when economic and environmental aspects are considered as equally relevant. In particular, the focus is on the comparison and efficiency assessment of Italian municipalities located on the costal areas. In order to assess the efficiency status of the considered management units, Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), a methodology for evaluating the relative efficiency of decision making units, is applied. The efficiency index measure used in DEA analysis accounts for both environmental and economic features correlated to the tourism industry. Further, potential managerial improvements for those areas resulting far from the efficiency frontier can be investigated.

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Paper provided by Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei in its series Working Papers with number 2004.59.

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Handle: RePEc:fem:femwpa:2004.59

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Keywords: Data envelopment analysis; Sustainable tourism;

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  1. Charnes, A. & Cooper, W. W. & Huang, Z. M. & Sun, D. B., 1990. "Polyhedral Cone-Ratio DEA Models with an illustrative application to large commercial banks," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 46(1-2), pages 73-91.
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  1. Valentina Bosetti & Gianni Locatelli, 2006. "A data envelopment analysis approach to the assessment of natural parks' economic efficiency and sustainability. The case of Italian national parks," Sustainable Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 14(4), pages 277-286.

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