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Regional Performance Measurement and Improvement : New Applications of Data Envelopment Analysis

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This is the first book to fully introduce a newly developed distance friction minimization (DFM) model, which is one of the new efficiency improvement projection approaches in data envelopment analysis (DEA). The DFM model can produce a most effective solution in efficiency improvement projections for inefficient spatial entities (decision-making units). 
The book provides a set of fresh contributions to a quantitative assessment of the performance of such policy entities. First it offers a state-of-the art overview of current DEA models and approaches, followed by the operational design of various new types of DEA models, each of them addressing weaknesses in traditional DEA approaches. Then it illustrates the assessment potential of DEA — and its new variants, in particular, the DFM model and subsequent extensions — on the basis of a broadly composed collection of empirical case studies, centering mainly but not exclusively on Japan and other Asian nations.
gement, and related fields. New model applications offer a meaningful contribution to decision making and planning for operational efficiency improvement in these fields.
Genre: Business + Money Management
Series Title: New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Soushi Suzuki
Language: English
Street Date: December 4, 2016
TCIN: 51722294
UPC: 9789811002410
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-9541
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