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International Series in Operations Research & Management Science

Advances in Efficiency and Productivity

Editors: Aparicio, Juan, Lovell, C. A. Knox, Pastor, Jesus T. (Eds.)

  • Represents some of the latest research in productivity and efficiency
  • Editors and Contributors are some of the most respected in the field
  • Includes online MATLAB programs and will include C++ and R programs as well 
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About this book

This book grows from a conference on the state of the art and recent advances in Efficiency and Productivity.  Papers  were commissioned from leading researchers in the field, and include eight explorations into the analytical foundations of efficiency and productivity analysis.  Chapters on modeling advances include reverse directional distance function, a new method for estimating technological production possibilities, a new distance function called a loss distance function, an analysis of productivity and price recovery indices, the relation of technical efficiency measures to productivity measures, the implications for benchmarking and target setting of imposing weight restrictions on DEA models, weight restrictions in a regulatory setting, and the Principle of Least Action.

Chapters on empirical applications include a study of innovative firms that use innovation inputs to produce innovation outputs, a study of the impact of potential “coopetition” or cooperation among competitors on the financial performance of European automobile plants, using SFA to estimate the eco-efficiency of dairy farms in Spain, a DEA bankruptcy prediction model, a combined stochastic cost frontier analysis model/mixture hazard model, the evolution of energy intensity in nine Spanish manufacturing industries, and the productivity of US farmers as they age.

About the authors

Juan Aparicio is a Lecturer in the Department of Statistics, Mathematics and Computer Science at the Operations Research Center of University Miguel Hernandez, Alicante, Spain.  He earned his Ph.D. in Statistics in 2007 at the UMH.  He is Co-Chair (with Lovell Knox) of the Santander Chair on Efficiency and Productivity.  His research interests include Efficiency and Productivity Analysis and Game Theory.

C. A. Knox Lovell is Honorary Professor with the Centre for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis in the School of Economics at the University of Queensland. He served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Productivity Analysis for a decade. He has authored several books, including Production Frontiers (with Färe and Grosskopf) and Stochastic Frontier Analysis (with Kumbhakhar) for Cambridge University Press.

Jesus T. Pastor is a Professor in the Department of Statistics, Mathematics and Informatics at the Operations Research Center of University Miguel Hernandez, Alicante, Spain.  He earned his Bachelor’s, Master, and Ph.D., all in Mathematics, at the University of Valencia, and was awarded as one of the three most relevant Spanish Scientists of 2013 by the Scientific Spanish Association.  His research interests are in Productivity and Efficiency, Statistics, and Informatics.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Editors’ Introduction

    Aparicio, Juan (et al.)

    Pages 3-11

  • The Reverse Directional Distance Function

    Pastor, Jesus T. (et al.)

    Pages 15-57

  • On Measuring Technological Possibilities by Hypervolumes

    Asmild, Mette (et al.)

    Pages 59-70

  • Loss Distance Functions and Profit Function: General Duality Results

    Aparicio, Juan (et al.)

    Pages 71-96

  • Exact Relationships Between Fisher Indexes and Theoretical Indexes

    Grifell-Tatjé, Emili (et al.)

    Pages 97-120

Buy this book

eBook $179.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-48461-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-48459-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Efficiency and Productivity
Editors
  • Juan Aparicio
  • C. A. Knox Lovell
  • Jesus T. Pastor
Series Title
International Series in Operations Research & Management Science
Series Volume
249
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-48461-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-48461-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-48459-4
Series ISSN
0884-8289
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 415
Number of Illustrations and Tables
29 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
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