Measuring overall profit efficiency with interval data

Mehdi Toloo*, Nazila Aghayi, Mohsen Rostamy-malkhalifeh

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This paper presents a framework where data envelopment analysis (DEA) is used to measure overall profit efficiency with interval data. Specifically, it is shown that as the inputs, outputs and price vectors each vary in intervals, the DMUs cannot be easily evaluated. Thus, presenting a new method for computing the efficiency of DMUs with interval data, an interval will be defined for the efficiency score of each unit. As well as, all the DMUs are divided into three groups which are defined according to the interval obtained for the efficiency value of DMUs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)640-649
Number of pages10
JournalApplied Mathematics and Computation
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 15 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Data envelopment analysis
  • Interval data
  • Overall profit efficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics

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