01866nam a22001815i 4500020002000000020001500020082001300035100003500048245011500083260004400198300003900242500001900281505025500300520103800555650001701593650003101610650004301641 a9789811329821 a9811329826 a658bODO aO'Donnell, Christopher J.eaut00aProductivity and efficiency analysis : an economic approach to measuring and explaining managerial performance aSingapore : bSpringer, c[2018] ©2018 axxi, 418 pages : billustrations ; aIncludes index aOverview --
Production Technologies --
Measures of Productivity Change --
Managerial Behaviour --
Measures of Efficiency --
Piecewise Frontier Analysis --
Deterministic Frontier Analysis --
Stochastic Frontier --
Analysis --
Practical Considerations. aThis book provides a coherent description of the main concepts and statistical methods used to analyse economic performance. The focus is on measures of performance that are of practical relevance to policy makers. Most, if not all, of these measures can be viewed as measures of productivity and/or efficiency. Linking fields as diverse as index number theory, data envelopment analysis and stochastic frontier analysis, the book explains how to compute measures of input and output quantity change that are consistent with measurement theory. It then discusses ways in which meaningful measures of productivity change can be decomposed into measures of technical progress, environmental change, and different types of efficiency change. The book is aimed at graduate students, researchers, statisticians, accountants and economists working in universities, regulatory authorities, government departments and private firms. The book contains many numerical examples. Computer codes and datasets are available on a companion website. aManagement. aManagement -- Evaluation. aIndustrial productivity -- Evaluation.