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Estimating most productive scale size using data envelopment analysis

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  1. Ferreira, Diogo Cunha & Nunes, Alexandre Morais & Marques, Rui Cunha, 2018. "Doctors, nurses, and the optimal scale size in the Portuguese public hospitals," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 122(10), pages 1093-1100.
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  15. Mototsugu Fukushige & Yingxin Shi, 2022. "Quantile regression approach for measuring production inefficiency with empirical application to the primary production sector for the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps in China," Asia-Pacific Journal of Regional Science, Springer, vol. 6(2), pages 777-805, June.
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  18. Maryam H. El Alaoui & Mustapha D. Ibrahim & Sahand Daneshvar & Uju Violet Alola & Andrew Adewale Alola, 2023. "A two-stage data envelopment analysis approach to productivity, efficiency and their sustainability in the hotel industry of Tunisia," Quality & Quantity: International Journal of Methodology, Springer, vol. 57(1), pages 955-972, February.
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  29. da Silva, Aneirson Francisco & Miranda, Rafael de Carvalho & Marins, Fernando Augusto Silva & Dias, Erica Ximenes, 2024. "A new multiple criteria data envelopment analysis with variable return to scale: Applying bi-dimensional representation and super-efficiency analysis," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 314(1), pages 308-322.
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  33. Thanassoulis, Emmanuel, 2000. "DEA and its use in the regulation of water companies," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 127(1), pages 1-13, November.
  34. Lawrence Seiford & Joe Zhu, 1999. "Sensitivity and Stability of the Classifications of Returns to Scale in Data Envelopment Analysis," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 12(1), pages 55-75, August.
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  41. Mohammad Ataei & Soamayeh Naserian, 2015. "An Assessment Study on the Efficiency of Banks through Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). Case Study: A Bank Based in Tehran," International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, Human Resource Management Academic Research Society, International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, vol. 5(4), pages 105-110, October.
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  43. George E. Halkos & Nickolaos G. Tzeremes & Stavros A. Kourtzidis, 2010. "An application of statistical interference in DEA models: An analysis of public owned university departments' efficiency," EERI Research Paper Series EERI_RP_2010_17, Economics and Econometrics Research Institute (EERI), Brussels.
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  45. Pille, Peter & Paradi, Joseph C., 2002. "Financial performance analysis of Ontario (Canada) Credit Unions: An application of DEA in the regulatory environment," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 139(2), pages 339-350, June.
  46. Shinta Amalina Hazrati Havidz & Chandra Setiawan, 2015. "Bank Efficiency and Non-Performing Financing (NPF) in the Indonesian Islamic Banks," Asian Journal of Economic Modelling, Asian Economic and Social Society, vol. 3(3), pages 61-79, September.
  47. Md Aslam Mia & Lucia Dalla Pellegrina & Patrick Damme & Mahinda Wijesiri, 2019. "Financial Inclusion, Deepening and Efficiency in Microfinance Programs: Evidence from Bangladesh," The European Journal of Development Research, Palgrave Macmillan;European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI), vol. 31(4), pages 809-835, September.
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  57. Myoungjae Choi & Ohjin Kwon & Dongkyu Won & Wooseok Jang, 2021. "Identifying the Policy Direction of National R&D Programs Based on Data Envelopment Analysis and Diversity Index Approach," Sustainability, MDPI, vol. 13(22), pages 1-17, November.
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