Research Methodology on Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA)

by Jibendu Kumar Mantri


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Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) represents a milestone in the progression of a continuously advancing methodology for data analysis, which finds extensive use in industry, society and even in education. This book is a handy encyclopedia for researchers, students and practitioners looking for the latest and most comprehensive references in DEA. J.K. Mantri has specifically selected 22 research papers where DEA is applied in different fields so that the techniques discussed in this book can be used for various applications.

In A Bibliography of Data Envelopment Analysis (1978-2001), Gabriel Tavares states that DEA is a mathematical programme for measuring performance efficiency of organizations popularly named as decision-making units (DMU). The DMU can be of any kind such as manufacturing units, a number of schools, banks, hospitals, police stations, firms, etc. DEA measures the performance efficiency of these kinds of DMUs, which share a common characteristic: they have a non-profit organization wh

About the Author

J.K.Mantri, Ph.D., is a Reader in Computer Science and Applications at North Orissa University in Baripada, India. He has over 16 years of teaching experience. His areas of interest are computational finance and neural networks. He is the author of numerous publications in international and national journals.