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An Assessment of the Efficiency of Agribusiness Trucking Companies: A Data Envelopment Analysis Approach


  • Shaik, Saleem
  • Allen, Albert J.
  • Estrada, Joselito K.


The purpose of this study is to investigate the issue of efficiency in the U.S. motor carrier industry using DEA and SFA. While both methods used the same variables, the resulting efficiency scores were significantly different. This leads to the question of which method is a better measure of efficiency.

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  • Shaik, Saleem & Allen, Albert J. & Estrada, Joselito K., 2005. "An Assessment of the Efficiency of Agribusiness Trucking Companies: A Data Envelopment Analysis Approach," 2005 Annual Meeting, February 5-9, 2005, Little Rock, Arkansas 35661, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saeafl:35661

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