EFFICIENCY EVALUATION OF THE INDIAN BUS COMPANIES USING DEA IN THE LIGHT OF WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS

 

Punita Saxena

 

Abstract

 

This paper examines the performance of the Indian bus companies using Data Envelopment Analysis. This non-parametric approach of efficiency evaluation is based on piecewise linear frontiers estimated with the help of mathematical programming techniques. This technique is used to evaluate the technical, pure technical and managerial efficiencies of the Indian bus companies. Data was obtained from the publications of Central Institute of Road Transport (CIRT) of India. Since weight flexibility is a major drawback in using the CCR and BCC models of DEA, hence, weight restrictions have also been introduced in the DEA models. The analysis has shown bus companies with clear differences in their productivity.

 

Lecture Notes in Management Science (2011) Vol. 3: 527-538

3rd International Conference on Applied Operational Research, Proceedings

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ISSN 2008-0050 (Print)

ISSN 1927-0097 (Online)

 

ARTICLE OUTLINE

 

·         Introduction

·         Background

·         The DEA Method

·         The Basic DEA Models

·         Weight Restrictions

·         Methodology

·         Data And Variables

·         Analysis Of The Results

·         Technical Efficiencies

·         Scale Efficiencies

·         Managerial Efficiencies

·         Weighted Efficiencies

·         Conclusions

·         References

 

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