Data Envelopment Analysis

A Handbook on the Modeling of Internal Structures and Networks

  • Wade D. Cook
  • Joe Zhu

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 208)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Yao Chen, Wade D. Cook, Chiang Kao, Joe Zhu
    Pages 31-54
  3. Yao Chen, Wade D. Cook, Joe Zhu
    Pages 79-89
  4. Yao Chen, Wade D. Cook, Joe Zhu
    Pages 91-118
  5. Chiang Kao, Shiuh-Nan Hwang
    Pages 119-135
  6. Biresh K. Sahoo, Joe Zhu, Kaoru Tone
    Pages 137-164
  7. Juan Du, Yao Chen, Wade D. Cook, Liang Liang, Joe Zhu
    Pages 165-187
  8. Yao Chen, Juan Du, H. David Sherman, Joe Zhu
    Pages 189-208
  9. Kaoru Tone, Miki Tsutsui
    Pages 231-259
  10. Yongjun Li, Yao Chen, Liang Liang, Jianhui Xie
    Pages 261-284
  11. Boaz Golany, Steven T. Hackman, Ury Passy
    Pages 285-305
  12. Rolf Färe, Shawna Grosskopf, Gerald Whittaker
    Pages 307-327
  13. Lorenzo Castelli, Raffaele Pesenti
    Pages 329-376
  14. Wade D. Cook, M. Hababou, H. Tuenter
    Pages 377-403
  15. Wade D. Cook, D. Chai, J. Doyle, R. Green
    Pages 405-430
  16. Hirofumi Fukuyama, William L. Weber
    Pages 451-474
  17. Wen-Min Lu, Shiu-Wan Hung, Qian Long Kweh, Wei-Kang Wang, En-Tzu Lu
    Pages 537-568
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 585-599

About this book


This handbook serves as a complement to the Handbook on Data Envelopment Analysis (eds, W.W. Cooper, L.M. Seiford, and J, Zhu, 2011, Springer) in an effort to extend the frontier of DEA research. It provides a comprehensive source for the state-of-the art DEA modeling on internal structures and network DEA.   Chapter 1 provides a survey on two-stage network performance decomposition and modeling techniques. Chapter 2 discusses the pitfalls in network DEA modeling. Chapter 3 discusses efficiency decompositions in network DEA under three types of structures, namely series, parallel, and dynamic.  Chapter 4 studies the determination of the network DEA frontier. In chapter 5 additive efficiency decomposition in network DEA is discussed.  An approach in scale efficiency measurement in two-stage networks is presented in chapter 6. Chapter 7 further discusses the scale efficiency decomposition in two stage networks.

Chapter 8 offers a bargaining game approach to modeling two-stage networks. Chapter 9 studies shared resources and efficiency decomposition in two-stage networks. Chapter 10 introduces an approach to computing the technical efficiency scores for a dynamic production network and its sub-processes.  Chapter 11 presents a slacks-based network DEA. Chapter 12 discusses a DEA modeling technique for a two-stage network process where the inputs of the second stage include both the outputs from the first stage and additional inputs to the second stage.  Chapter 13 presents an efficiency measurement methodology  for multi-stage production systems. Chapter 14 discusses network DEA models, both static and dynamic. The discussion also explores various useful objective functions that can be applied to the models to find the optimal allocation of resources for processes within the black box, that are normally invisible to DEA. Chapter 15 provides a comprehensive review of various type network DEA modeling techniques.

Chapter 16 presents shared resources models for deriving aggregate measures of bank-branch performance, with accompanying component measures that make up that aggregate value. Chapter 17 examines a set of manufacturing plants operating under a single umbrella, with the objective being to use the component or function measures to decide what might be considered as each plant’s core business.  Chapter 18 considers problem settings where there may be clusters or groups of DMUs that form a hierarchy. The specific case of a set off electric power plants is examined in this context.  Chapter 19 models bad outputs in two-stage network DEA. Chapter 20 presents an application of network DEA to performance measurement of Major League Baseball (MLB) teams. Chapter 21 presents an application of a two-stage network DEA model for examining the performance of 30 U.S. airline companies. Chapter 22 then presents two distinct network efficiency models that are applied to engineering systems.                                           


Additive Decomposition DEA Data Envelopment Analysis Efficiency Decomposition Internal Structure DEA Network DEA

Editors and affiliations

  • Wade D. Cook
    • 1
  • Joe Zhu
    • 2
  1. 1.Schulich School of BusinessYork UniversityTorontoCanada
  2. 2.School of BusinessWorcester Polytechnic InstituteWorcesterUSA

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