TY - JOUR
A2 - Mahomed, Fazal M.
AU - Mirzaei, Mohsen
AU - Kordrostami, Sohrab
AU - Amirteimoori, Alireza
AU - Chegini, Mehrdad G.
PY - 2016
DA - 2016/01/03
TI - Alternative Trade-Offs in Data Envelopment Analysis: An Application to Hydropower Plants
SP - 1531282
VL - 2016
AB - In multidimensional input/output space, the behavior of the firms can be analyzed by using efficient frontier or supporting surfaces of production technology. To this end, mathematicians are interested to use marginal rates of substitutions. The piecewise linear frontier of data envelopment analysis (DEA) technology is not differentiable at the extreme points and marginal rates calculation is valid only for small changes in one or more variables. The existing trade-off analysis methods calculate the maximum changes in a specific throughput when another throughput is changed. We will show that binding efficient supporting surfaces of an efficient point may be used to define different marginal rates of substitutions and in this sense, we get different marginal rates to each frontier point.
SN - 1024-123X
UR - https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/1531282
DO - 10.1155/2016/1531282
JF - Mathematical Problems in Engineering
PB - Hindawi Publishing Corporation
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ER -