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The relationship between privatization and DEA estimates of efficiency in the container port industry.

Cullinane, Kevin, Ji, P and Wang, Tengfei (2005) The relationship between privatization and DEA estimates of efficiency in the container port industry. Journal of Economics and Business, 57 (5). pp. 433-462. ISSN 0148 6195

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    Abstract/Description

    A major objective of port privatization is to improve the efficiency of the sector. This paper presents the pros and cons of port privatization and provides an empirical examination of the relationship between privatization and relative efficiency within the container port industry. Data envelopment analysis (DEA) is justified as the chosen methodology for analysing the relative efficiency of container ports and is applied in a variety of configurations to industry panel data. The paper concludes with the rejection of the hypothesis that greater private sector involvement in the container port sector irrevocably leads to improved efficiency.

    Item Type: Article
    Print ISSN: 0148 6195
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Port privatization; Efficiency; Data envelopment analysis;
    University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Transport Research Institute
    Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 387 Water, air & space transportation
    300 Social sciences > 330 Economics > 330 Economics
    Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
    H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
    Item ID: 1876
    Depositing User: RAE Import
    Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2008 12:37
    Last Modified: 23 Apr 2014 11:06
    URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/1876

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