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Technology selection in the presence of fuzzy data and dual-role factors

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Abstract

Technology selection is an important part of management technology. One of the models which is used for technology selection is data envelopment analysis (DEA). Conventional DEA models require input and output data to be precisely known, and also they assume that decision making units do not have dual-role factor, but this is not always the case in real applications, such as technology selection. In this regard, a model for technology selection in the presence of fuzzy data and dual-role factors is developed in the present study. A numerical example demonstrates the application of the proposed method.

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Sadeghi, S.A.H., Ahmady, N. & Ahmady, E. Technology selection in the presence of fuzzy data and dual-role factors. Int J Adv Manuf Technol 62, 801–811 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-011-3818-0

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Keywords

  • Technology selection
  • Efficiency
  • Data envelopment analysis
  • Dual-role factors
  • Fuzzy data