Accession Number : ADA180195

Title :   Data Envelopment Analysis and Axiomatic Notions of Efficiency and Reference Sets.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN CENTER FOR CYBERNETIC STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Charnes,A ; Cooper,W W ; Rousseau,J ; Semple,J

PDF Url : ADA180195

Report Date : Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Serious mathematical and computational errors and misstatements culminating in erroneous characterizations of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) models and methods and their relationship to the axiomatic production models of Shepard type by Fare, Hunsaker and others are corrected together with new exposition and contrast of current DEA methodology with the Shepard axiomatic modelling types. The stochastic base of DEA is shown to be uncertainty, not risk. A new computationally effective extended additive (EA) model is developed to handle processes with input thresholds and output ceilings and thereby not subsumable under Shepard axiomatics. Keywords: CCR Ratio model; Multi-objective programming.

Descriptors :   *LINEAR PROGRAMMING, COMPUTATIONS, ERRORS, MATHEMATICS, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, MODELS, RATIOS

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE