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Application of the Nonparametric DEA Meta-frontier Approach with Undesirable Outputs in the Case of EU Regions


  • Hančlová Jana


  • Melecký Lukáš

    () (VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Economics, Czech Republic)


Background: The paper focusses on the efficiency evaluation of the EU-28 NUTS 2 regions production process according to the concept of the Regional Competitiveness Index 2013.

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  • Hančlová Jana & Melecký Lukáš, 2016. "Application of the Nonparametric DEA Meta-frontier Approach with Undesirable Outputs in the Case of EU Regions," Business Systems Research, Sciendo, vol. 7(2), pages 65-77, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:bit:bsrysr:v:7:y:2016:i:2:p:65-77

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    competitiveness; directional distance function; efficiency; EU-28 regions; group-frontier; Regional Competitiveness Index 2013; meta-frontier; meta-technology ratio; technology gap inefficiency;

    JEL classification:

    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis
    • M11 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Production Management


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