A joint measurement of efficiency and effectiveness for ranking power distribution units in Iran: Integrated data envelopment analysis approach

Mohammad Tavassoli, Taliva Badizadeh, Reza Farzipoor Saen*

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In recent years, data envelopment analysis (DEA) has been widely used to assess both technical efficiency and technical effectiveness. Although a number of studies have focused on performance evaluation of power distribution units, this sort of studies are rare in Iran. This paper proposes an integrated slack-based measure (ISBM) approach to measure both technical efficiency and technical effectiveness of Iranian's power distribution units. The proposed SBM-DEA model represents both non-storable features of power distribution industry and production technologies in a unified framework. The proposed approach not only measures technical efficiency and effectiveness of power distribution units, but also estimates overall efficiency of distribution units.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-368
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Information and Decision Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Data envelopment analysis
  • DEA
  • Overall efficiency
  • SBM.
  • Slacks-based measure
  • Technical effectiveness
  • Technical efficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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