A closer look at the use of data envelopment analysis for Technology selection


This paper proposes an alternate methodology for technology selection using data envelopment analysis (DEA). It addresses some of the shortcomings in the methodology suggested by M. Khouja [Computers & Industrial Engineering, 28, 123-132 (1995)], and presents a more robust analysis based on cross efficiencies in DEA. Although, this paper concentrates on a specific methodology with no apriori weights, extensions in DEA that account for a decision maker's input in technology selection are also addressed. Finally, the applicability of the methodology from both buyer and manufacturer view points is discussed.

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