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Museum Assessment and FDH Technology: Towards a Global Approach

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  • François Mairesse
  • Philippe Vanden Eeckaut

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This paper presents a global approach for museum assessment. We conceptualise a museum as an entity which needs to be evaluated according to three well defined tasks: preservation, research and communication, and outcomes. We propose a methodology based on the determination of efficiency frontiers. This method uses a deterministic non parametric and non convex technology (Free Disposal Hull). We analyse technical efficiency, but also scale efficiency with a new restrictive scale approach. We present an ordering of museums into classes representing a level of performance with respect to the three required tasks. We illustrate our analysis using a three year database of museums from the French speaking region of Belgium. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002

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  • François Mairesse & Philippe Vanden Eeckaut, 2002. "Museum Assessment and FDH Technology: Towards a Global Approach," Journal of Cultural Economics, Springer;The Association for Cultural Economics International, vol. 26(4), pages 261-286, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jculte:v:26:y:2002:i:4:p:261-286
    DOI: 10.1023/A:1019970325060
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