Journal of Applied Mathematics
Volume 2004 (2004), Issue 5, Pages 395-407
Prioritization method for frontier DMUs: a distance-based approach
1Department of Mathematics, Islamic Azad University, P.O. Box 41335-3516, Rasht, Iran
2Department of Mathematics, Teacher Training University, P.O. Box 41335-3516, Tehran, Iran
3Department of Mathematics, Islamic Azad University, P.O. Box 41335-3516, Lahijan, Iran
Received 7 October 2003; Revised 27 May 2004
Copyright © 2004 Alireza Amirteimoori 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.
In nonparametric methods, if the number of observations is
relatively small as compared to the sum of number of inputs and
units are evaluated as efficient. Several methods
for prioritizing these efficient units are reported in literature.
Andersen et al. and Mehrabian et al.
proposed two methods for ranking efficient
units, but both methods break down in some cases. This paper
describes a new DEA ranking approach that