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Data Envelopment Analysis with Integral Targets
Innovation in Technology Management - The Key to Global Leadership. PICMET '97: Portland International Conference on Management and Technology
  • Gunter P. Sharp, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Timothy R. Anderson, Portland State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1997
Subjects
  • Data envelopment analysis,
  • Decision support systems,
  • Technological innovations -- Management
Disciplines
Abstract
Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) inherently assumes that the feasible targets for inputs and outputs are continuous. This paper develops and illustrates extensions to DEA that allow for integer valued inputs and outputs. It is found that DEA?s implicit assumption of continuous targets can be significant in certain applications.
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This is the publisher's final pdf. Copyright © 1997 by PICMET. Paper delivered at Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), 1997.

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http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/9274
Citation Information
Anderson, T.R.; Sharp, G.P., "Data envelopment analysis with integral targets [management decision making]," Innovation in Technology Management - The Key to Global Leadership. PICMET '97: Portland International Conference on Management and Technology, pp.794.