Annals of Operations Research

, Volume 145, Issue 1, pp 167–181 | Cite as

Monitoring managerial efficiency in the performing arts: A regional theatres network perspective

  • Francisco Marco-Serrano


Managerial efficiency within the performing arts programming can be understood as the technical efficiency of transforming the resources cultural managers have available into a determined cultural output. Through this explanation different conceptions on the finished performance product it leads us to select two different output variables (number of performances, and number of attendances). In this way, three different models are considered regarding those conceptual points of view.

Data on the Circuït Teatral Valencià, a Spanish regional theatres network, is used to develop empirically the concept of Managerial Efficiency and set up a framework to allow us to monitor it.


Data envelopment analysis Managerial efficiency Performing arts 


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  1. 1.CriciúmaBrazil

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