Volume 54, Number 1, January-February 2020
|Page(s)||53 - 68|
|Published online||15 January 2020|
Closed form of the response function in FDH technologies: Theory, computation and application*
Department of Mathematics, College of Science, Tehran North Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
2 School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, College of Science, University of Tehran Enghelab Avenue, Tehran, Iran
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 4 September 2018
Response function (RF), which gives the value of maximum feasible outputs in response to changing the inputs, has a crucial role in performance analysis and scale elasticity measurement. In this paper, a polynomial-time algorithm is provided which is able to obtain the closed form of the RF under (nonconvex) FDH productions technologies. Finite convergence of the presented algorithm is proved; and it is established that the algorithm is polynomial-time from a complexity standpoint. Moreover, an application of the proposed procedure with real-world data accompanying some experiment-based computational discussions are given.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 90C90 / 90C26 / 91B84
Key words: Data envelopment analysis / FDH technologies / response function / polynomial-time algorithm / real application / computational experiments
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