The efficiency analysis of container port production using DEA panel data approaches.

Cullinane, Kevin and Wang, Tengfei (2010) The efficiency analysis of container port production using DEA panel data approaches. OR Spectrum, 32 (3). pp. 717-738. ISSN 0171-6468

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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

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0171-6468
Uncontrolled Keywords: Container port; data envelopment analysis; window analysis; intertemporal analysis; contemporaneous 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
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Item ID: 4198
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2011 16:49
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2014 09:56

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