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A survey and analysis of the first 40 years of scholarly literature in DEA: 1978–2016

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Emrouznejad A. and G. Yang (2018) A survey and analysis of the first 40 years of scholarly literature in DEA: 1978–2016, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 61(1): 1-5. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seps.2017.01.008

-Abstract

Since the original Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) study by Charnes, Cooper, and Rhodes [1], there has been rapid and continues growth in the field. As a result, a considerable amount of published research has appeared, with a significant portion focused on DEA applications of efficiency and productivity in both public and private sector activities. While …

1 – Introduction

There has been continuous and rapid growth in the field of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA)-related studies since the original work of Charnes, Cooper, and Rhodes [Measuring the efficiency of decision-making units. European Journal of Operational Research 1978, 2(6): 429–44] (referred to CCR) [1]. This paper aims to provide full list of DEA publications since 1978. To …

2- DEA bibliography

There are already several other bibliographies in the area of DEA which have been reported in the existing literature, e.g. Emrouznejad and Thanassoulis [4], [5], [6], Seiford [9], [10], Tavares [2], Gattoufi et al. [7], [8], and Emrouznejad et al. [3]. In this study we searched related articles on SCOPUS (http://www.scopus.com/) and merged them into authors’ dataset that is mainly gathered from the website of www.DEAzone.com. We considered publications …

3 – DEA publication statistics

3.1. Statistics based on different years 3.1. Statistics based on different years 3.3. Statistics based on different authors 3.4. Statistics based on keywords used 3.5. Statistics based on page numbers (size)

4 – Current studies and future trends

In order to discover the current studies and future trends of DEA research, we further investigated the keywords of journal articles published in the last two years (2015 and 2016). To reflect the current studies we list, in Table 3, the top 5 most popular research keywords appeared in the DEA-related articles published in the last two …

5 – Conclusions and discussions

Conclusions and discussions TSince the seminal work of Charnes, Cooper, and Rhodes [1] in DEA, there has been an “exponential” growth in the number of journal articles in recent four decades (1978–2016). Until end of 2016, the total number of journal articles reaches 10,300 and the distinct authors reach 11,975 in total. Based on the statistics of …

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Emrouznejad A. and G. Yang (2018) A survey and analysis of the first 40 years of scholarly literature in DEA: 1978–2016, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 61(1): 1-5. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seps.2017.01.008 Download Full Lsit from: http://www.deazone.com/biblio/ Download (DOI)   ? Full List: ?

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