Linear programming solutions and distance functions under a constant returns to scale technology
AbstractThis note generalizes analytical relationships among activity variables of DEA models previously derived by Boussemart, Briec and Leleu (2007). We relax the asumption of constant returns to scale by showing that the key results hold under a weaker asumption of homogeneity. We use the notion of alpha-returns to scale to extend the analysis to strictly increasing and decreasing returns, covering now the whole range of returns to scale for multi-output homogenous technologies.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by IESEG School of Management in its series Working Papers with number 2008-ECO-06.
Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2008
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Publication status: Published in Journal of the Operational Research Society, January 2009, 60(1), pp. 72-78.
Data envelopment analysis; Methodology; Production;
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- Boussemart, Jean-Philippe & Briec, Walter & Peypoch, Nicolas & Tavéra, Christophe, 2009. "[alpha]-Returns to scale and multi-output production technologies," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 197(1), pages 332-339, August.
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