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dc.contributor.authorFørsund, Finn R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSarafoglou, Nikiasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-20T13:15:42Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-20T13:15:42Z-
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/63141-
dc.description.abstractThe concept “Data Envelopment Analysis” (DEA) was introduced in the journal literature by the highly influential 1978 paper of Charnes, Cooper, and Rhodes. In the subsequent literature the development of research leading up to this paper tended to be forgotten. However, studying this diffusion of ideas may still give valuable insights into research issues still unexplored and insight in the research process itself. A natural starting point is Farrell’s seminal 1957 paper on concepts of efficiency and their computation. The richness of ideas presented in Farrell is demonstrated by the fact that the developments in the following two decades were based on aspects and ideas there. The origins of the main developments are identified, and the connections to Charnes, Cooper, and Rhodes are explored.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDep. of Economics, Univ. of Oslo Osloen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMemorandum, Department of Economics, University of Oslo 2000,24en_US
dc.subject.jelB21en_US
dc.subject.jelD24en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordFarrell efficiency measuresen_US
dc.subject.keywordfrontier functionen_US
dc.subject.keywordLinear Programmingen_US
dc.subject.keywordDEAen_US
dc.subject.stwData-Envelopment-Analyseen_US
dc.subject.stwDogmengeschichteen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.titleOn the origins of data envelopment analysisen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn323440673en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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