Performance assessment in production systems without explicit inputs: An application to basketball players

Atefeh Masoumzadeh, Mehdi Toloo, Alireza Amirteimoori*

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A new research issue in the context of production theory is production without explicit inputs. In such systems, input consumption is not important to the decision-maker and the focus is on output production. In the presence of desirable and undesirable outputs, modelling undesirable outputs is an important problem. This paper discusses the problem of weak disposability in the absence of explicit inputs. A linear production technology is constructed axiomatically to handle desirable and undesirable outputs in production systems without explicit inputs. A simple linear formulation of weak disposability in such systems is proposed that enables us to reduce undesirable production outputs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-156
Number of pages14
JournalIMA Journal of Management Mathematics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • DEA
  • Performance measurement
  • input/output
  • production theory
  • undesirable outputs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Applied Mathematics

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