Measuring congestion in data envelopment analysis without solving any models

Document Type: Article

Authors

1 Department of Mathematics,Faculty of Science, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Mathematics, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

One of the important topics in Data Envelopment Analysis is congestion. Many scholars research in this field and represent their methods. In most of the represented methods, we have to solve lots of models or its used for a special aim like negative data, integer data, different Production Possibility Set and etc. Here we represent our method that measures the congestion without solving a model. It can be used for different Production Possibility Set (different technology) like T_{New}\ and \ FDH; different data like negative data and integer data. Also, we can distinguish strongly or weakly congestion of Decision Making Unit. Furthermore, each DMU has congestion, efficient and inefficient, we can measure it by this method. Finally, we represent some numerical example of our purpose method and compare our method with other methods then show the results in tables.

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