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Data Envelopment Analysis : A Comprehensive Text with Models, Applications, References and DEA-Solver Software / von William W. Cooper, Lawrence M. Seiford, Kaoru Tone

DATA ENVELOPMENT ANALYSIS: A Comprehensive Text with Models, Applications, References, And DEA-Solver Software, 2nd Edition is designed to provide a systematic introduction to DEA and its uses as a multifaceted tool for evaluating problems in a variety of contexts. Each chapter accompanies its developments with simple numerical examples and discussions of actual applications. Emphasis is placed on the use as well as an understanding of DEA and the topics in this book have been selected and treated accordingly. The first nine chapters cover the basic principles of DEA and the final seven chapters are more advanced treatment of DEA. These final chapters were completely revised into new chapters, reflecting recent developments that greatly extend the power and scope of DEA and lead to new directions for research and DEA uses. Together with the first ten chapters of the basic principles, they will provide students and researchers with a solid understanding of the methodology, its uses and its potential.