DEA sensitivity analysis by changing a reference set: Regional contribution to Japanese industrial development

Norio Hibiki, Toshiyuki Sueyoshi

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This article presents a new DEA (data envelopment analysis) approach, referred to as 'DCR (DEA cross-reference) efficiency measure'. This DCR approach is extended into a new sensitivity analysis technique referred to as 'DCS (DEA cross-sensitivity)', that examines the stability of DEA efficiency by omitting an efficient DMU (decision making unit) and consequently, changing a reference set for the DMU. Applying the proposed DCR/DCS technique, this article empirically examines the regional contribution level of a local administrative unit to the entirety of Japanese industry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-153
Number of pages15
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Apr 1



  • Data envelopment analysis
  • Environment
  • Sensitivity analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Information Systems and Management

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