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ERIC Number: EJ919042
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1842-4562
Productivity Assessment and Improvement Measurement of Decision Making Units--An Application for Ranking Cities in Israel
Hadad, Yossi; Keren, Baruch; Ben-Yair, Avner
Journal of Applied Quantitative Methods, v5 n3 p409-423 Fall 2010
In this paper we will demonstrate how productivity and improvement rate of urban organizational units (called also Decision Making Units--DMUs) may be assessed when measured along several time periods. The assessment and subsequent ranking of cities is achieved by means of the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) methodology to determine DMU's efficiency for each period, the Cross Efficiency ranking method to rank DMUs and the Malmquist Index approach which measures changes in productivity relative to a base period. The above combined methodology will be applied to a case study of 70 Israeli cities in years 2006, 2007 and 2008. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel