Developing a nondiscretionary model of slacks-based measure in data envelopment analysis

Reza Farzipoor Sean*

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Discretionary models of data envelopment analysis (DEA) assume that all inputs and outputs are discretionary, i.e., controlled by the management of each decision making unit (DMU) and varied at its discretion. In any realistic situation, however, there may exist exogenously fixed or nondiscretionary inputs or outputs that are beyond the control of a DMU's management. The objective of this paper is to present a methodology for treating nondiscretionary in slacks-based measure (SBM) formulation. A numerical example is presented. At last, concluding remarks have been mentioned.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1440-1447
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Mathematics and Computation
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 15 2005


  • Data envelopment analysis
  • Nondiscretionary
  • Slacks-based measure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics

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