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Cross-efficiency aggregation in DEA models using the evidential-reasoning approach

Yang, Guoliang, Yang, Jian-Bo, Liu, Wenbin, Li, Xiao-Xuan (2013) Cross-efficiency aggregation in DEA models using the evidential-reasoning approach. European Journal of Operational Research, 231 (2). pp. 393-404. ISSN 0377-2217. (doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2013.05.017) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:40801)

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Abstract

Cross-efficiency in data envelopment analysis (DEA) models is an effective way to rank decision-making units (DMUs). The common methods to aggregate cross-efficiency do not consider the preference structure of the decision maker (DM). When a DM's preference structure does not satisfy the "additive independence" condition, a new aggregation method must be proposed. This paper uses the evidential-reasoning (ER) approach to aggregate the cross-efficiencies obtained from cross-evaluation through the transformation of the cross-efficiency matrix to pieces of evidence. This paper provides a new method for cross-efficiency aggregation and a new way for DEA models to reflect a DM's preference or value judgments. Additionally, this paper presents examples that demonstrate the features of cross-efficiency aggregation using the ER approach, including an empirical example of the evaluation practice of 16 basic research institutes in Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2010 that illustrates how the ER approach can be used to aggregate the cross-efficiency matrix produced from DEA models.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.ejor.2013.05.017
Uncontrolled keywords: Cross-efficiency, Data envelopment analysis, The evidential-reasoning approach, Aggregation methods, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Cross-efficiency, Decision makers, Decision-making units, Preference structures, Research institutes, The evidential-reasoning approach, Aggregates, Data envelopment analysis, Decision making, Linear transformations, Efficiency
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Management Science
Depositing User: Tracey Pemble
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2014 09:35 UTC
Last Modified: 06 May 2020 03:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/40801 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Liu, Wenbin: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5966-6235
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