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Publications

CEPMMA Research Output 2004 to Present (6 Members)

Since January 2004, the core 6 members of the Centre have published  33 articles in peer reviewed journals, including many publications in top internationally recognized journals.  In addition, 6 contributions to peer reviewed scholarly volumes have appeared, with Thanassoulis, E (with Portela, M) Despic, O  (2008) being a particularly important and prestigious contribution to a volume that has already become a reference text for efficiency and productivity measurement experts.  Two edited scholarly volumes have also been produced during the review period.  (The International Handbook on Privatisation (Saal), and Data Envelopment Analysis and Performance Management (Emrouznejad)).   Some 5  official publications have been produced.  In particular, one produced by Saal for OFWAT on evidence for economies of scale in the water industry, gained significant media attention, and may have dampened down demand for further mergers in the water industry. Finally it also notes  DEA software developed by members of the centre and acquired by many educational institutions worldwide.



Academic Journals // Books // Chapters // Conferences
Official Reports // Working Papers // Guest Editor // Software



Articles in Refereed Academic Journals

2009
Emrouznejad A and Thanassoulis E. Measurement of productivity index with dynamic DEA International Journal of Operational Research  9/10 Vol 9, 2009

2008
(Mole, K, Hart, M, Roper, S) Saal, D Differential gains from Business Link support and advice: a treatment effects approach Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 26  pp 315-334

Thanassoulis, E (with Podinovski, V) Special issue on: applications and application-motivated developments in productivity analysis Journal of Productivity Analysis 28 1-2

2007
(Brown, R) Brignall, S Reflections on the use of a dual-methodology research design to evaluate accounting and management practice in UK university central administrative services Management Accounting Research 18 (1) pp 32-48

Brignall, S A financial perspective on performance management Irish Accounting Review 14 (1) pp 15-29

Despic, O (Despic, M & Paradi, J) DEA-R: ratio-based comparative efficiency model, its mathematical relation to DEA and its use in applications Journal of Productivity Analysis 28  pp 33-44

Emrouznejad, A (with Amin, G R)  Inverse forecasting: A new approach for predictive modelling Computers & Industrial Engineering 53 pp 491-498

(Kirigia, J M, Asbu, Z, Greene, W) Emrouznejad, A Technical efficiency: Efficiency, change, technical progress and productivity growth in the national health systems of continental African countries  Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review 32 (2) 19-40

(Podinovski, V) Thanassoulis, E Improving discrimination in data envelopment analysis: some practical suggestions Journal of Productivity Analysis 28 pp 117-126

(Portela, M) Thanassoulis, E Comparative efficiency analysis of Portuguese bank branches  European Journal of Operational  Research 177 pp 1275-1288

(Portela, M) Thanassoulis, E Developing a decomposable measure of profit efficiency using DEA Journal of the  Operational  Research Society April Volume 58 Number 4, pp

Saal, D (with Parker, D & Weyman-Jones, T)  Determining the contribution of technical change, efficiency change and scale change to productivity growth in the privatized English and Welsh water and sewerage industry: 1985-2000  Journal of Productivity Analysis 28 (1) 127-139

Simpson, G A cautionary note on methods of comparing programmatic efficiency between two or more groups of DMUs in data envelopment analysis  Journal of Productivity Analysis 28 pp 141-147 

Geraint Johnes, Jill Johnes and Emmanuel Thanassoulis, An Analysis Of Costs In Institutions Of Higher Education In England (Studies in Higher Education)

2006
(Amin, G) Emrouznejad, A An extended minimax disparity to determine the OWA operator weights  Computers & Industrial Engineering 50 pp 312-316

(Amin, G R) Emrouznejad, A A note on DEA models in technology selection: an improvement of Karsak and Ahiska’s approach International Journal of Production Research 45 (10) pp 2313-2316

(Amin, G R) Emrouznejad, A Inverse linear programming in DEA International Journal of Operations Research 4 (2) pp 105-109

(Casu, B)  Thanassoulis, E Evaluating cost efficiency in central administrative services in UK universities  Omega  the international journal of management science 34  (5)pp 417-426

(Dassler, T & Parker, D) Saal, D Methods and trends of performance benchmarking in UK utility regulation  Utilities Policy 14 pp 166-174

(Masiye, F, Kirigia, J) Emrouznejad, E (with Sambo, L, Mounkaila, A, Chimfwembe, D & Okello, D) Efficient management of health centres human resources in Zambia  Journal of Medical Systems 

( (Portela, M) Thanassoulis, E Malmquist indexes using a geometric distance function (GDF): Application to a sample of Portuguese bank branches Journal of Productivity Analysis  25 (1/2) pp 25-42

(Portela, M) Thanassoulis, E Zero weights and non-zero slacks: Different solution to the same problem  Annals of Operations Research 145 (1) pp 129-147

2005

(Casu, B) Shaw, D & Thanassoulis, E Using a group support system to aid input-output identification in DEA  Journal of the Operational Research Society 56 (12)pp 1363-1372

Emrouznejad, A Measurement efficiency and productivity in SAS/OR  Computers & Operations Research 32 pp 1665-1683

(Emrouznejad, A) Thanassoulis, E A mathematical model for dynamic efficiency using data envelopment analysis  Applied Mathematics and Computation 160 pp 363-378

 (Portela, M) Thanassoulis, E Profitability of a sample of Portuguese bank branches and its decomposition into technical and allocative components  European Journal of Operational Research 162 pp 850-866

2004
(Allen, R) Thanassoulis, E Improving envelopment in data envelopment analysis  European Journal of Operational Research 154 pp 363-379

(Cooper, W W, Seiford, L) Thanassoulis, E (with Zanakis, S H) DEA and its uses in different countries  European Journal of Operational Research 154  pp 337-344

(Kirigia, J) Emrouznejad, A (with Sambo, L, Mungutt, N & Liambila, W) Using data envelopment analysis to measure the technical efficiency of public health centers in Kenya  Journal of Medical Systems 28 (2) pp 155-166

(Maniadakis, N) Thanassoulis, E A cost Malmquist productivity index  European Journal of Operational Research 154 pp 396-409

(Portela, M) Thanassoulis, E & Simpson, G Negative data in DEA: a directional distance approach applied to bank branches  Journal of the Operational Research Society 55 pp 1111-1121

Simpson, G Programmatic efficiency comparisons between unequally sized groups of DMUs in DEA  Journal of the Operational Research Society  56 ppp 1431-1438

Thanassoulis E. and Horncastle A (2004) Can DEA shed more light on DNO? Utilities Journal

 




Scholarly Books

2004
Emrouznejad, A (with Podinovski, V) (ed) Data Envelopment Analysis and Performance Management






Chapters in Scholarly Books


2008
Thanassoulis, E (with Portela, M) Despic, O The mathematical programming approach to efficiency analysis  In Fried, H, Lovell, K,  Schmidt, S (eds) Measurement of Productive Efficiency and Productivity Growth  Oxford University Press

2007
Brignall, T J S An accounting and finance perspective on performance measurement and management  In Thorpe, R & Holloway, J (eds) Perspectives on Performance Palgrave Macmillan

2006
(Daßler, T) Parker D, & Saal, D S  Performance benchmarking in utility regulation: Principles and the UK experience In Cook, P,  Crew, M &  Parker, D (eds) Handbook on Economic Regulation  Edward Elgar pp 117-145

(Horncastle, A, Jevons, D, Dudley, P) Thanassoulis, E Efficiency analysis of delivery offices in the postal sector using stochastic frontier and data envelopment analyses  In Liberalisation of the Postal & Delivery Sector  pp 149-164

Saal, D S & Parker, D Assessing the performance of water operations in the English and Welsh Water industry: A lesson in the implications of inappropriately assuming a common frontier In Coelli, T & Lawrence, D (eds) Performance Measurement and Regulation of Network Industries Edward Elgar pp 297-328

2004
Thanassoulis E., Portela M.C. A. S. and Allen R. (2004) Incorporating value judgments in DEA. Cooper W. W., Seiford L. W. and Zhu J. Editors  Handbook on Data Envelopment Analysis ISBN 1 40207797 1 (Kluwer Academic Publishers.)




Proceedings from Scholarly Meetings (Conferences)

2007
Despic, O (with Paradi, J) Linguistic analysis of efficiency: Fuzzy rules representation of the DEA based efficiency regions  In Proceedings of 5th International Symposium on DEA and Performance Management Indian School of Management Hyderabad

2006
Emrouznejad, A Back-propagation DEA  In Proceedings of 2006 International Conference on Data Mining at the 2006 World Congress in Computer Sciences Nevada US

Saal, D, (with Reid, S) Estimating productivity growth in English and Welsh water and sewerage companies: 1993-2003 In European Association for Research in Industrial Economics Proceedings  1-4th Sept, Faculdade De Economia Unversidade Do Porto, Porto, Portugal (CD ROM Publication)

2005
Despic, O & Dey, P K Flexible multiplicative analytic hierarchy model In Proceedings of DEA Conference  Greece, July

Emrouznejad, A A multi-period optimization model for comparison of decision making units  In First International Conference on Modelling, Simulation and Applied Optimisation Feb 1-3, United Arab Emirates

2004
Brignall, T J S (with Othman, R) Conflict and change in healthcare: A case of T.H.I.S. implementation in a public hospital  In Neely, A, Kennerley, M & Walters, A (eds) Performance Measurement and Management: Public and Private Centre for Business Performance: Cranfield, 28-30 July pp 787-794

Brignall, T J S (with Pierce-Brown, R) Administrative efficiency in UK universities  In Neely, A, Kennerley, M & Walters, A (eds) Performance Measurement and Management: Public and Private Centre for Business Performance: Cranfield, 28-30 July pp 147-154

(Portela, M) Thanassoulis, E Malmquist indexes using a geometric distance function (GDF)  In Emrouznejad, A & Podinovski, V (eds) Data Envelopment Analysis and Performance Management Proceedings of 4th International Symposium of DEA 5-6 September, Aston University pp 231-238

Simpson, G (with Essex, A) Does attendance metter?  Good Practice Guide in Learning and Teaching Vol 5 Quality Unit, Aston Business School: Birmingham pp 3-6


 



Official Reports


2007
Thanassoulis E.,  and Bakoulas K. (2007). The Assessment of Efficiency and Productivity Change in Administrative Services in UK Higher Education Institutions – 1999/00 To 2004/05,  Report to the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

2005
(Johnes, G, Johnes, J) Thanassoulis, E (Lenton, P & Emrouznejad, A) An Exploratory Analysis of the Cost Structure of Higher Education in England  DfES Research Report 641

Thanassoulis, E (with Casu, B) Brignall, S, Despic, O (with Pierce-Brown, R & Ferrari, A) Identifying good practice in central administrative services in UK universities  Report for HEFCE under HEFCE 99/54 fund for the development of good management practice project

2004
Balance, T, Saal, D, and Reid, S. “Investigation into Evidence for Economies of Scale in the Water and Sewerage Industry in England and Wales” Report commissioned and published by the Office of Water Services, January 15th, 2004. 

Saal, D, and Reid, S “An Investigation into OPEX Productivity Trends and Causes in the water industry in England & Wales – 1992-93 to 2002-03” Report commissioned and published by the Office of Water Services, June 10th 2004.



Publicly available research working papers 


2008
Gholami, R, Emrouznejad, A (with Schmidt, H) The impact of ICT on productivity of airline industry   RP      Aston Business School: Birmingham

2007
(Abdul-Majid, M) Saal, D, Battisti, G The impact of Islamic banking on the cost efficiency and productivity change of Malaysian commercial banks  RP0720 Aston Business School: Birmingham

Emrouznejad A (with Parker, D R and Tavares, G) Investigation of research in DEA literatureRP0732, Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham

2006
Despic, O & Dey, P Flexible multiplicative analytic hierarchy model RP0616 Aston Business School: Birmingham

2005
(Daßler, T) Parker D, & Saal, D S  Performance Benchmarking in Utility Regulation: Principles and the UK Experience Approach RP0507 Aston Business School: Birmingham

Despic, O Some alternative DEA models and their use in MCDM RP0526 Aston Business School: Birmingham

Driffield, N & Saal, D Macro determinants of FDI inflows to Japan by source country characteristics RP0517 Aston Business School: Birmingham

Saal, D, Parker Assessing The Performance Of Water Operations In The English And Welsh Water Industry: A Panel Input Distance Function Approach RP0502 Aston Business School: Birmingham

2004
Despic, O DEA-R relative efficiency model: Some theoretical and practical considerations  RP0435 Aston Business School: Birmingham

Emrouznejad, A (with Johnes, G & J, Lenton, P) Thanassoulis, E  Cost structure of Higher Education Lancaster University WP Series.

Saal, D (with Parker, D & Weyman-Jones, T) Determining the contribution of technical efficiency RP0433 Aston Business School: Birmingham

Saal, D (with Reid, S) Estimating Opex production growth in English and Welsh water and sewerage companies: 1993-2003 RP0434 Aston Business School: Birmingham

Simpson, G Programmatic efficiency comparisons between unequalled sized groups of DMUs in DEA  RP0406 Aston Business School: Birmingham

 


 

Guest Editor


2008
Efficiency and Productivity: Theory and Application  Annals of Operations Research

Data Envelopment Analysis Journal of the Operational Research Society

2005
Data Envelopment Analysis Journal of the Operational Research Society 56 (12)

2004
Data Envelopment Analysis Journal of the Operational Research Society 55 (10)



Software

Thanassoulis- Emrouznejad

I initiated in 1985 the Warwick DEA software which for nearly 20 years has been one of the premier specialist software in its area. The software has been reviewed in the international academic literature (USA, UK, Germany) as a key aid for those applying DEA.  Several hundred  universities, public sector bodies and commercial organisations world - wide have purchased the software. 

In 2003 I initiated and co-developed with support from the Department for Education and Skills a totally new DEA software incorporating the most recent theoretical development in the area. The software is commercially available.

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