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Data Envelopment Analysis

A Handbook of Models and Methods

  • Joe Zhu

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 221)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Rolf Färe, Shawna Grosskopf, Dimitri Margaritis
    Pages 1-21
  3. Wade D. Cook, Joe Zhu
    Pages 23-43
  4. Sungmook Lim, Joe Zhu
    Pages 45-66
  5. Timo Kuosmanen, Abolfazl Keshvari, Reza Kazemi Matin
    Pages 67-103
  6. Ole B. Olesen, Niels Chr. Petersen
    Pages 145-190
  7. Timo Kuosmanen, Andrew Johnson, Antti Saastamoinen
    Pages 191-244
  8. Jesus T. Pastor, Juan Aparicio
    Pages 245-268
  9. Biresh K. Sahoo, Kaoru Tone
    Pages 269-290
  10. Joe Zhu
    Pages 291-308
  11. Wade D. Cook, Julie Harrison, Raha Imanirad, Paul Rouse, Joe Zhu
    Pages 309-340
  12. Yao Chen, Juan Du
    Pages 381-414
  13. Zhongbao Zhou, Wenbin Liu
    Pages 415-446
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 463-465

About this book


This handbook represents a milestone in the progression of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). Written by experts who are often major contributors to DEA theory, it includes a collection of chapters that represent the current state-of-the-art in DEA research. Topics include distance functions and their value duals, cross-efficiency measures in DEA, integer DEA, weight restrictions and production trade-offs, facet analysis in DEA, scale elasticity, benchmarking and context-dependent DEA, fuzzy DEA, non-homogenous units, partial input-output relations, super efficiency, treatment of undesirable measures, translation invariance, stochastic nonparametric envelopment of data, and global frontier index.

Focusing only on new models/approaches of DEA, the book includes contributions from Juan Aparicio, Mette Asmild, Yao Chen, Wade D. Cook, Juan Du, Rolf Färe, Julie Harrison, Raha Imanirad, Andrew Johnson, Chiang Kao, Abolfazl Keshvari, Timo Kuosmanen, Sungmook Lim, Wenbin Liu, Dimitri Margaritis, Reza Kazemi Matin, Ole B. Olesen, Jesus T. Pastor, Niels Chr. Petersen, Victor V. Podinovski, Paul Rouse, Antti Saastamoinen, Biresh K. Sahoo, Kaoru Tone, and Zhongbao Zhou.


DEA DEA Models Data Envelopment Analysis Integer DEA Production Tradeoffs Scale Elasticity

Editors and affiliations

  • Joe Zhu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ManagementWorcester Polytechnic InstituteWorcesterUSA

About the editors

Professor Joe Zhu is one of the prominent researchers in the field of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). His research interests are in the areas of operations and business analytics, productivity modeling, and performance evaluation and benchmarking. He has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals including Operations Research, Sloan Management Review, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Naval Research Logistics, IIE Transactions, Journal of Banking and Finance, OMEGA, and others. He is an Area Editor of OMEGA, an Associate Editor of INFOR, and the Associate Series Editor of Springer’s International Series in Operations Research and Management Science.

He is a Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) fellow and a William Evans Visiting Fellow  of University of Otago, New Zealand. His research has been supported by KPMG Foundation, National Institute of Health, and Department of Veterans Affairs.

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