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Aggregation of scale efficiency

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In this article we generalize the aggregation theory in efficiency and productivity analysis by deriving solutions to the problem of aggregation of individual scale efficiency measures, primal and dual, into aggregate primal and dual scale efficiency measures of a group (e.g., industry). The new aggregation result is coherent with aggregation framework and solutions that were earlier derived for other related efficiency measures and can be used in practice for estimation of scale efficiency of an industry or other groups of firms within it.

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  • Zelenyuk, Valentin, 2015. "Aggregation of scale efficiency," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 240(1), pages 269-277.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:240:y:2015:i:1:p:269-277
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2014.06.038
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    1. Fare, Rolf & Zelenyuk, Valentin, 2002. "On Mr. Farrell's Decomposition and Aggregation," MPRA Paper 28005, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 23 May 2005.
    2. repec:eee:phsmap:v:486:y:2017:i:c:p:595-609 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Léopold Simar & Valentin Zelenyuk, 2016. "Asymptotic Theory for Aggregate Efficiency," CEPA Working Papers Series WP042016, School of Economics, University of Queensland, Australia.
    4. Zelenyuk, Valentin, 2006. "Aggregation of Malmquist productivity indexes," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 174(2), pages 1076-1086, October.
    5. Färe, Rolf & Karagiannis, Giannis, 2017. "The denominator rule for share-weighting aggregation," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 260(3), pages 1175-1180.
    6. Andreas Mayer & Valentin Zelenyuk, 2014. "An Aggregation Paradigm for Hicks-Moorsteen Productivity Indexes," CEPA Working Papers Series WP012014, School of Economics, University of Queensland, Australia.
    7. repec:eee:enepol:v:115:y:2018:i:c:p:119-130 is not listed on IDEAS
    8. Andreas Mayer & Valentin Zelenyuk, 2018. "Aggregation of Individual Efficiency Measures and Productivity Indices," CEPA Working Papers Series WP012018, School of Economics, University of Queensland, Australia.
    9. Fare, Rolf & Zelenyuk, Valentin, 2004. "Aggregation of Scale Elasticities Across Firms," MPRA Paper 28055, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 11 Jan 2010.

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