Managing Service Productivity: Using Frontier Efficiency Methodologies and Multicriteria Decision Making for Improving Service Performance

Managing Service Productivity: Using Frontier Efficiency Methodologies and Multicriteria Decision Making for Improving Service Performance

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Managing Service Productivity: Using Frontier Efficiency Methodologies and Multicriteria Decision Making for Improving Service Performance by Ali Emrouznejad

This volume describes how frontier efficiency methodologies such as Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and other techniques such as multi-criteria decision makingcan help service industries to improve their performance by providing a ranking of best-practice efficient service units and by identifying sources of inefficiency for each service unit. It explains how they can be used to determine potential improvement targets for each of the inefficient service units, to identify peers for each service organization and to provide a basis for continuous performance improvement. Presenting applications in a variety of industries, this book will be useful for the service management to improve service productivity, profitability, sustainability and quality and effectiveness of service deliveries. A free trial version of the World’s leading Data Envelopment Analysis Software (PIM-DEA) is available for readers of this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783662512012
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 10/28/2016
Series: International Series in Operations Research & Management Science , #215
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014
Pages: 394
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Ali Emrouznejad is a Reader in Operations and Information Management Group at Aston Business School in Birmingham, UK. His areas of research interest include performance measurement and management, efficiency and productivity analysis as well as data mining. Dr Emrouznejad is Editor of Annals of Operations Research, Associate Editor of Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Associate Editor of IMA journal of Management Mathematics, Senior Editor of Data Envelopment Analysis journal and member of editorial boards or guest editor in several other scientific journals including Journal of Operational Research Society, EURO Journal on Decision Processes, Journal of Medical Systems, International Journal of Society Systems Science, International Journal of Applied decision Sciences, International Journal of Productivity Management and Assessment Technologies and International Journal of Energy Management Sector. He is author of the book on “Applied Operational Research with SAS”, editor of the book on “Performance Measurement with Fuzzy Data Envelopment Analysis”. He is also co-founder of Performance Improvement Management Software (PIM-DEA).

Emilyn Cabanda is an Associate Professor of Operations at Regent University in Virginia Beach, USA. She served as visiting professor at International Christian University (2007) in Tokyo, Japan and in the International Graduate School of Social Sciences at Yokohama National University (2006), Yokohama, Japan. Her research interests include information communication technology (ICT), efficiency and productivity measurements and performance management. Dr. Cabanda is the editor of the book on “Performance Management: Application of Data Envelopment Analysis in the Philippine Setting” and author of the book on “Privatisation and Performance of Asian Telecommunications”. She sits in the International Editorial Review Board of International Journal of Business Analytics and editorial board member of Journal of Current Research in Global Business. Dr. Cabanda published in peer-reviewed journals including International Transactions in Operational Research, Information & Management, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Central European Journal of Operations Research, International Journal of Financial Services Management, International Journal of Banking and Finance, International Journal of Information and Decision Sciences, International Journal of Information Systems in the Service Sector, and ASEAN Economic Bulletin.

Table of Contents

Managing Service Productivity using Data Envelopment Analysis.- Development of Assessment Model for Research Efficiency of Universities​.- Incorporating intra- and inter-input/output weight restrictions in piece-wise linear DEA: an application to the assessment of the research activity in higher education.- Estimating the efficiency of healthcare facilities providing HIV/AIDS treatment in Zambia: a data envelopment approach.- Benchmarking in healthcare: an approach based on closest targets.- Service Enterprise Productivity in Action (SEPIA).- Using Data Envelopment Analysis to Measure Good Governance.- Measuring the performance of service organisations and the effects of privatisation on performance: Evidence from the Greek Citizen Service Centres.- How (In)efficient are Brazilian Courts? Measuring it with DEA.- Cost Efficiency and Market Power: A test of quiet life and related hypotheses in Indonesian banking industry.- Internal Structure of Service Organization ─ From Multi-Activity Financial Institutions to Network Structure Hotels.- Application of DEA in the Electricity Sector: The Case of Meralco Distribution Sectors.- Improving energy efficiency of walnut production using data envelopment analysis approach.- Service Productivity in IT: A Network Efficiency Measure with Application to Communication.- Performance Evaluation of Software Development Projects: A Case Study on an Information Technology (IT) Company in India.- Measuring efficiency of Urban Transport.- Sustainable Development of Air Traffic Control: Moving from Airspace Complexity to Airspace Efficiency.- Measuring and Managing the Productivity of U.S. Public Transit Systems: An Unoriented Network DEA.- Using DEA to Improve the Efficiency of Pupil Transportation.

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