Data Envelopment Analysis: Theory, Methodology, and Applications

  • Abraham Charnes
  • William W. Cooper
  • Arie Y. Lewin
  • Lawrence M. Seiford

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Concepts, Models, and Computation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Abraham Charnes, William W. Cooper, Arie Y. Lewin, Lawrence M. Seiford
      Pages 3-21
    3. Abraham Charnes, William W. Cooper, Arie Y. Lewin, Lawrence M. Seiford
      Pages 23-47
    4. Abraham Charnes, William W. Cooper, Arie Y. Lewin, Lawrence M. Seiford
      Pages 49-61
    5. Agha Iqbal Ali
      Pages 63-88
    6. Abraham Charnes, William W. Cooper, Arie Y. Lewin, Lawrence M. Seiford
      Pages 89-94
  3. Novel Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Patricia Byrnes, Vivian Valdmanis
      Pages 129-144
    3. Abraham Charnes, William W. Cooper, Boaz Golany, D. B. Learner, Fred Y. Phillips, John J. Rousseau
      Pages 145-165
    4. Diana Day, Arie Y. Lewin, Hongyu Li, Ronald Salazar
      Pages 211-234
    5. Anand Desai, Kingsley Haynes, James Storbeck
      Pages 235-251
    6. Rolf Färe, Shawna Grosskopf, Björn Lindgren, Pontus Roos
      Pages 253-272
    7. Finn R. Førsund, Erik Hernaes
      Pages 285-311
    8. Boaz Golany, Yaakov Roll
      Pages 313-328
    9. C. A. Knox Lovell, Lawrence C. Walters, Lisa L. Wood
      Pages 329-351

About this book


This book represents a milestone in the progression of Data Envelop­ ment Analysis (DEA). It is the first reference text which includes a comprehensive review and comparative discussion of the basic DEA models. The development is anchored in a unified mathematical and graphical treatment and includes the most important modeling ex­ tensions. In addition, this is the first book that addresses the actual process of conducting DEA analyses including combining DEA and 1 parametric techniques. The book has three other distinctive features. It traces the applications­ driven evolution and diffusion of DEA models and extensions across disciplinary boundaries. It includes a comprehensive bibliography to serve as a source of references as well as a platform for further develop­ ments. And, finally, the power of DEA analysis is demonstrated through fifteen novel applications which should serve as an inspiration for future applications and extensions of the methodology. The origin of this book was a Conference on New Uses of DEA in 2 Management and Public Policy which was held at the IC Institute of the University of Texas at Austin on September 27-29, 1989. The conference was made possible through NSF Grant #SES-8722504 (A. Charnes and 2 W. W. Cooper, co-PIs) and the support of the IC Institute.


data envelopment Data Envelopment Analysis Diffusion production productivity

Authors and affiliations

  • Abraham Charnes
    • 1
  • William W. Cooper
    • 1
  • Arie Y. Lewin
    • 2
  • Lawrence M. Seiford
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Texas at AustinUSA
  2. 2.Duke UniversityUSA
  3. 3.University of MassachusettsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-9480-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0637-5
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