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CORMSIS talk "A fairer assessment of DMUs in a generalised 2-stage DEA structure", by Marios Kremantzis (Southampton) Event

15:00 - 17:00
5 March 2020
Building 2, Room 3043, Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, SO17 1BJ

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Event details

Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) is a well-established approach for evaluating the performance of Decision-Making Units (DMUs). Conventional DEA uses single-stage models that ignore the processes inside a DMU. More recent research aims to address this by using 2-stage DEA models to help detect sources of inefficiency. A typical 2-stage DEA structure is serial, whereby the first stage produces intermediate measures which form the inputs to the second stage. This paper puts the spotlight on the 2-stage structure proposed by Yu & Shi (2014) with additional inputs in the second stage and part of intermediate measures as final outputs, which we will henceforth refer to as a “generalised” 2-stage DEA structure. We employ additive-based efficiency measurement and decomposition to formulate a CCR self-evaluation DEA model. The study also contributes to the literature by proposing a Goal Programming-Multiple Criteria DEA (GP-MCDEA) cross-efficiency model as an alternative secondary goal to deal with the non-unique optimal multipliers of the above-mentioned model. The CRiteria Importance Through Inter-criteria Correlation (CRITIC) method is additionally applied to delineate the final weights assigned to the individual cross-efficiencies to obtain the ultimate cross-efficiency scores; this alternatively solves the aggregation problem in cross-efficiency. Finally, three Nash bargaining game common-multipliers DEA models are introduced for a fairer assessment of the DMUs, both in the entire system and its constituent parts. An application illustrates the applicability of the proposed models, as well as that the proposed GP-MCDEA and Nash efficiency models help enhancing the weight scheme and the discriminatory power in this generalised 2-stage DEA system.

Speaker information

Marios-Dominikos Kremantzis, is a highly-ranked Ph.D. Candidate and Associate Fellow at University of Southampton UK (top 1% worldwide), working towards a 4-year fully-funded industrial case project, in collaboration with BAE Systems company. His main research interests lie in Management Science and Decision Analytics and in particular in multi-criteria and multi-objective decision-making approaches along with non-parametric mathematical programming techniques. Also, fully-committed to continuous learning of deterministic and robust optimization. He is also an Associate Fellow in the Advance Higher Education Academy and has been constantly working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Southampton since 2017.

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