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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 296345, 11 pages
Research Article

A Study of the Talent Training Project Management for Semiconductor Industry in Taiwan: The Application of a Hybrid Data Envelopment Analysis Approach

1Department of Business Management, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei 10608, Taiwan
2Department of Business Administration, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei 24205, Taiwan
3Industry Support Division, Institute for Information Industry, Taipei 11503, Taiwan

Received 4 December 2013; Accepted 3 February 2014; Published 8 April 2014

Academic Editors: V. Desai and Y. Kara

Copyright © 2014 Ling-Jing Kao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The purpose of this study is to evaluate the training institution performance and to improve the management of the Manpower Training Project (MTP) administered by the Semiconductor Institute in Taiwan. Much literature assesses the efficiency of an internal training program initiated by a firm, but only little literature studies the efficiency of an external training program led by government. In the study, a hybrid solution of ICA-DEA and ICA-MPI is developed for measuring the efficiency and the productivity growth of each training institution over the period. The technical efficiency change, the technological change, pure technical efficiency change, scale efficiency change, and the total factor productivity change were evaluated according to five inputs and two outputs. According to the results of the study, the training institutions can be classified by their efficiency successfully and the guidelines for the optimal level of input resources can be obtained for each inefficient training institution. The Semiconductor Institute in Taiwan can allocate budget more appropriately and establish withdrawal mechanisms for inefficient training institutions.