Paper title:

A Practical Common Weight Scaling Function Approach for Technology Selection

Published in: Issue 3, (Vol. 8) / 2014
Publishing date: 2014-10-30
Pages: 31-37
Author(s): AMINI Mousa , ALINEZHAD Alireza
Abstract. A practical common weight scaling function methodology with an improved discriminating power for technology selection is introduced. The proposed scaling function methodology enables the evaluation of the relative efficiency of decision-making units (DMUs) with respect to multiple outputs and a single exact input with common weights. Its robustness and discriminating power are illustrated via a previously reported robot evaluation problem by comparing the ranking obtained by the proposed scaling function framework with that obtained by the DEA classic model (CCR model) and Minimax method (Karsak & Ahiska, 2005). Because the number of efficient DMUs is reduced so discriminating power of our approach is higher than previous approaches and because Spearman’s rank correlation between the ranks obtained from our approach and Minimax approach is high therefore robustness of our approach is justified.
Keywords: Technology Selection, Robot Selection, Scaling Function Approach, Discriminating Power, Weight Restriction, DEA, Common Set Of Weights.

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