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Performance analysis for three pillars of sustainability

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  • Jean-Philippe Boussemart

    (University of Lille, CNRS, IESEG School of Management, UMR 9221 - LEM)

  • Hervé Leleu

    (IESEG School of Management, CNRS, University of Lille, UMR 9221 - LEM)

  • Zhiyang Shen

    (Anhui University of Finance and Economics
    The Export-Import Bank of China)

  • Vivian Valdmanis

    (Western Michigan University, and IESEG School of Management)

Abstract

Gross domestic product (GDP) has come under criticism as the only objective that countries should pursue for societal well-being. In this paper we apply an innovative Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) approach for including two other pillars including an environmental dimension, reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and social efforts for employment, health and education. By linking together three DEA models, we model a global technology that combines the objectives of the three pillars. Finally, by weighting each of them by different schemes, we illustrate the practicality of our approach to analyze policy trade-offs among economic, environmental, and social objectives.

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  • Jean-Philippe Boussemart & Hervé Leleu & Zhiyang Shen & Vivian Valdmanis, 2020. "Performance analysis for three pillars of sustainability," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 53(3), pages 305-320, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jproda:v:53:y:2020:i:3:d:10.1007_s11123-020-00575-9
    DOI: 10.1007/s11123-020-00575-9
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