The efficiency analysis of container port production using DEA panel data approaches
Cullinane, Kevin; Wang, Tengfei
Applications of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to container port production have been largely restricted to standard DEA models using cross-sectional data. The efficiency results derived may be biased; for instance, as the result of random effects or a recent investment in future production. In overcoming this problem, panel data on container port production may be more suitable for medium- to long-term efficiency analysis. This paper evaluates available DEA panel data approaches by applying them to a sample of 25 leading container ports. Empirical results validate the necessity of utilizing panel data and reveal that considerable waste exists in container port production. It also provides a basis for assessing the competitiveness of container ports, for benchmarking best practice and identifying specific sources or causes of inefficiency
Cullinane, K., & Wang, T. (2010). The efficiency analysis of container port production using DEA panel data approaches. OR Spectrum, 32(3), 717-738. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00291-010-0202-7
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Online Publication Date||Mar 11, 2010|
|Deposit Date||Mar 18, 2011|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Container port; data envelopment analysis; window analysis; intertemporal analysis; contemporaneous analysis;|
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