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Performance Evaluation

Foundations and Challenges

Authors: Dyckhoff, Harald, Souren, Rainer

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  • Combines decision-making and production theory to better understand the premises, potentials and limitations of traditional performance measurement methods
  • Illustrates the principal ideas and mechanisms of performance evaluation
  • Demonstrates (eco-)efficiency measurement using data envelopment analysis (DEA) and life cycle assessment (LCA)
  • Offers guidance on how to apply data envelopment analysis and on how to avoid common pitfalls
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This book examines performance evaluation in the context of assessing the non-financial outcomes of human activities. The topic is particularly relevant when economic, environmental or social performance has to be evaluated, e.g. the efficiency of actions and the lifecycles of products. The authors combine multi-criteria decision-making and production theories to develop a theoretical and methodological foundation for performance evaluation. They also demonstrate the typical pitfalls that are hindering the implementation of contemporary methods in practice. Special emphasis is placed on efficiency measurement with data envelopment analysis (DEA), and on data aggregation in life cycle assessment (LCA). 


About the authors

‚ÄčHarald Dyckhoff led the chair of business theory, sustainable production and industrial control at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany, from 1988 to 2016. His current research areas are production and decision theory, sustainable value creation and performance measurement. He has published several books and papers on different topics of cutting and packing, production theory, data envelopment analysis and fuzzy set theory. 
Rainer Souren has lead the group of sustainable production and logistics management at Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany, since 2006. His current research areas are production theory, sustainable closed loop management as well as waste management and controlling. He has published books and papers on different topics of production theory, closed loop management, waste management and sharing economy.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Main Performance Categories: Effectiveness and Efficiency

    Pages 1-18

    Dyckhoff, Prof. Dr. Harald (et al.)

  • Multi-criteria Production Theory: Foundation of Performance Evaluation

    Pages 19-45

    Dyckhoff, Prof. Dr. Harald (et al.)

  • Data Envelopment Methodology of Performance Evaluation

    Pages 47-82

    Dyckhoff, Prof. Dr. Harald (et al.)

  • Challenges of Performance Evaluation in Practice

    Pages 83-106

    Dyckhoff, Prof. Dr. Harald (et al.)

  • Correction to: Performance Evaluation

    Pages C1-C1

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eBook $44.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Performance Evaluation
Book Subtitle
Foundations and Challenges
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Business
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-38732-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-38732-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-38731-0
Series ISSN
2191-5482
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 106
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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