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Data Analytics and Machine Learning paradigm to gauge performances combining classification, ranking and sorting for system analysis


  • Andrea Pontiggia

    (Dept. of Management, Università Ca' Foscari Venice)

  • Giovanni Fasano

    (Dept. of Management, Università Ca' Foscari Venice)


We consider the problem of measuring the performances associated with members of a given group of homogeneous individuals. We provide both an analysis, relying on Machine Learning paradigms, along with a numerical experience based on three conceptually different real applications. A keynote aspect in the proposed approach is represented by our data–driven framework, where guidelines for evaluating individuals’ performance are derived from the data associated to the entire group. This makes our analysis and the relative outcomes quite versatile, so that a number of real problems can be studied in view of the proposed general perspective.

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  • Andrea Pontiggia & Giovanni Fasano, 2021. "Data Analytics and Machine Learning paradigm to gauge performances combining classification, ranking and sorting for system analysis," Working Papers 05, Department of Management, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia.
  • Handle: RePEc:vnm:wpdman:182

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    Performance Analysis; Data Analytics; Support Vector Machines; Human Resources;
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    • M51 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Firm Employment Decisions; Promotions
    • C38 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Classification Methdos; Cluster Analysis; Principal Components; Factor Analysis

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