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Finding Closest Targets in Non-Oriented DEA Models: The Case of Convex and Non-Convex Technologies

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  • Maria Silva Portela

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  • Pedro Borges

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  • Emmanuel Thanassoulis

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This paper draws attention for the fact that traditional Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) models do not provide the closest possible targets (or peers) to inefficient units, and presents a procedure to obtain such targets. It focuses on non-oriented efficiency measures (which assume that production units are able to control, and thus change, inputs and outputs simultaneously) both measured in relation to a Free Disposal Hull (FDH) technology and in relation to a convex technology. The approaches developed for finding close targets are applied to a sample of Portuguese bank branches. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003

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  • Maria Silva Portela & Pedro Borges & Emmanuel Thanassoulis, 2003. "Finding Closest Targets in Non-Oriented DEA Models: The Case of Convex and Non-Convex Technologies," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 19(2), pages 251-269, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jproda:v:19:y:2003:i:2:p:251-269
    DOI: 10.1023/A:1022813702387
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