© 2011

Handbook on Data Envelopment Analysis

  • William W. Cooper
  • Lawrence M. Seiford
  • Joe Zhu

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 164)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. William W. Cooper, Lawrence M. Seiford, Joe Zhu
    Pages 1-39
  3. Rajiv D. Banker, William W. Cooper, Lawrence M. Seiford, Joe Zhu
    Pages 41-70
  4. William W. Cooper, Shanling Li, Lawrence M. Seiford, Joe Zhu
    Pages 71-91
  5. William W. Cooper, José L. Ruiz, Inmaculada Sirvent
    Pages 93-126
  6. Rolf Färe, Shawna Grosskopf, Dimitris Margaritis
    Pages 127-149
  7. Wade D. Cook
    Pages 151-172
  8. William W. Cooper, Honghui Deng, Lawrence M. Seiford, Joe Zhu
    Pages 173-193
  9. Kaoru Tone
    Pages 195-209
  10. William W. Cooper, Zhimin Huang, Susan X. Li
    Pages 211-240
  11. Rajiv D. Banker, Ram Natarajan
    Pages 273-295
  12. Joseph C. Paradi, Zijiang Yang, Haiyan Zhu
    Pages 315-361
  13. Konstantinos P. Triantis
    Pages 363-402
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 495-497

About this book


This handbook covers DEA topics that are extensively used and solidly based. The purpose of the handbook is to (1) describe and elucidate the state of the field and (2), where appropriate, extend the frontier of DEA research. It defines the state-of-the-art of DEA methodology and its uses. This handbook is intended to represent a milestone in the progression of DEA. Written by experts, who are generally major contributors to the topics to be covered, it includes a comprehensive review and discussion of basic DEA models, which, in the present issue extensions to the basic DEA methods, and a collection of DEA applications in the areas of banking, engineering, health care, and services. The handbook's chapters are organized into two categories: (i) basic DEA models, concepts, and their extensions, and (ii) DEA applications. First edition contributors have returned to update their work.

The second edition includes updated versions of selected first edition chapters. New chapters have been added on: 

·         Different approaches with no need for a priori choices of weights (called “multipliers) that reflect meaningful trade-offs.

·         Construction of static and dynamic DEA technologies.

·         Slacks-based model and its extensions

·         DEA models for DMUs that have internal structures network DEA that can be used for measuring supply chain operations.

·         Selection of DEA applications in the service sector with a focus on building a conceptual framework, research design and interpreting results.


DEA Data Envelopment Analysis Econometrics Operations Research Production and Operations Management Productivity

Editors and affiliations

  • William W. Cooper
    • 1
  • Lawrence M. Seiford
    • 2
  • Joe Zhu
    • 3
  1. 1.McCombs School of Business, Dept. Management Science &University of Texas, AustinAustinUSA
  2. 2.Dept. Industrial and, Operations EngineeringUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  3. 3.Dept. ManagementWorcester Polytechnic InstituteWorcesterUSA

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

"This handbook provides a valuable overview of DEA models on the one hand and many DEA applications supplemented by software information on the other hand. … can be recommended to researchers, students and practitioners with basic knowledge of DEA who are interested in current DEA methodology and applications." (Andreas Kleine, OR-News Gesellschaft für Operations Research (GOR) e.V., Iss. 24, Juli, 2005)