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Technological change and efficiency in the presence of quasi-fixed inputs: A DEA application to the hospital sector


  • Ouellette, Pierre
  • Vierstraete, Valerie


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  • Ouellette, Pierre & Vierstraete, Valerie, 2004. "Technological change and efficiency in the presence of quasi-fixed inputs: A DEA application to the hospital sector," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 154(3), pages 755-763, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:154:y:2004:i:3:p:755-763

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    3. Essid, Hédi & Ouellette, Pierre & Vigeant, Stéphane, 2010. "Measuring efficiency of Tunisian schools in the presence of quasi-fixed inputs: A bootstrap data envelopment analysis approach," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 29(4), pages 589-596, August.
    4. Wang, Mei-Hui & Huang, Tai-Hsin, 2007. "A study on the persistence of Farrell's efficiency measure under a dynamic framework," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 180(3), pages 1302-1316, August.
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