Ranking of units on the DEA frontier with common weights

Fuh-Hwa Liu*, Hao Hsuan Peng

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Conventional data envelopment analysis (DEA) assists decision makers in distinguishing between efficient and inefficient decision-making units (DMUs) in a homogeneous group. However, DEA does not provide more information about the efficient DMUs. This research proposes a methodology to determine one common set of weights for the performance indices of only DEA efficient DMUs. Then, these DMUs are ranked according to the efficiency score weighted by the common set of weights. For the decision maker, this ranking is based on the optimization of the group's efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1624-1637
Number of pages14
JournalComputers and Operations Research
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 May 2008


  • Common weights analysis
  • Data envelopment analysis
  • Ranking

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