Productivity Assessment in Data Envelopment Analysis

Productivity Assessment in Data Envelopment Analysis

M. Vaez-Ghasemi (Department of Mathematics, Rasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Rasht, Iran) and Z. Moghaddas (Department of Mathematics, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran)
Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 48
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0596-9.ch006


Malmquist Productivity Index (MPI) is taken into consideration by different researchers in different theoretical and scientific fields after S. Malmquist presented it. This index has a profound meaning and is used in a number of applications for performance evaluation. In literature, there exist variety of subjects consider this index, each of which tries to develop it from different points of view. Here, the aim, in accordance to the importance of this index, is to try gathering most of the issues, related to this subject, from the oldest one to the newest one, in a framework of a review chapter.
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In this section some of the existing subjects in the field of DEA-based malmquist index are reviewed.

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