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Use of DEA to Evaluate Non-linear and Imprecise Information in Construction Contractor Performance
Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering & Technology (PICMET)
  • Gerald H. Williams, Portland State University
  • Timothy R. Anderson, Portland State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2003
Subjects
  • Data envelopment analysis,
  • Construction projects -- Evaluation,
  • Construction contracts -- Oregon -- Analysis
Disciplines
Abstract
This paper explores the use of Data Envelopment Analysis as a tool to evaluate the efficiency of building construction projects in Oregon where the inputs, including, "reported information" available prior to pricing and contractor selection is imprecise or at least, cannot be entirely or accurately captured by exogenous measures. This work builds on prior work in the field that evaluated missing, imprecise or non-existent information in DEA models and has broad application to the service sector of the economy where information is the prime input in the system.
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This is the publisher's final pdf. Copyright © 2003 by PICMET. Paper delivered at Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), Portland, OR, 2003.

Persistent Identifier
http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/9288
Citation Information
Williams, G. H. and Anderson, T. Use of DEA to Evaluate Non-linear and Imprecise Information in Construction Contractor Performance, Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), Portland, OR, 2003.