A common weights model for investigating efficiency-based leadership in the russian banking industry

Sajad Kazemi, Madjid Tavana*, Mehdi Toloo, Nikolay A. Zenkevich

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In this race for productivity, the most successful leaders in the banking industry are those with high-efficiency and a competitive edge. Data envelopment analysis is one of the most widely used methods for measuring efficiency in organizations. In this study, we use the ideal point concept and propose a common weights model with fuzzy data and non-discretionary inputs. The proposed model considers environmental criteria with uncertain data to produce a full ranking of homogenous decision-making units. We use the proposed model to investigate the efficiency-based leaders in the Russian banking industry. The results show that the unidimensional and unilateral assessment of leading organizations solely according to corporate size is insufficient to characterize industry leaders effectively. In response, we recommend a multilevel, multicomponent, and multidisciplinary evaluation framework for a more reliable and realistic investigation of leadership at the network level of analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-229
Number of pages17
JournalRAIRO - Operations Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2021


  • Common weights
  • Data envelopment analysis
  • Efficiency
  • Fuzzy data
  • Ideal point
  • Leadership
  • Non-discretionary inputs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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