Annals of Operations Research

, Volume 274, Issue 1–2, pp 39–55 | Cite as

Peer-judgment risk minimization using DEA cross-evaluation with an application in fishery

  • Mohammed Al-Siyabi
  • Gholam R. AminEmail author
  • Shekar Bose
  • Hussein Al-Masroori
Original Research


One of the shortcomings in the standard data envelopment analysis (DEA) self-evaluation models is the flexibility of choosing favorable DEA weights on inputs and outputs. This study uses the potential of DEA cross-efficiency evaluation and proposes a new mean–variance goal programming model for minimizing the risk of changing DEA weights for identification of high performed decision making units. The applicability of the proposed method in this paper is demonstrated through an application in Oman fishery, to address peer-judgment risk in fisheries. The suggested model also provides a list of fishers with maximum cross-efficiency scores.


Data envelopment analysis Cross-efficiency evaluation Mean–variance goal programming Peer-judgment Risk minimization Fishery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammed Al-Siyabi
    • 1
  • Gholam R. Amin
    • 2
    Email author
  • Shekar Bose
    • 1
  • Hussein Al-Masroori
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Natural Resource Economics, College of Agricultural and Marine SciencesSultan Qaboos UniversityMuscatOman
  2. 2.Faculty of BusinessUniversity of New Brunswick at Saint JohnSaint JohnCanada
  3. 3.Department of Marine Science and Fisheries, College of Agricultural and Marine SciencesSultan Qaboos UniversityMuscatOman

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