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Impact of privatization on port efficiency and effectiveness: results from Panama and US ports
(Taylor & Francis, 2013-03)
Panama has five main ports: Balboa and PSA Panama International on the Pacific, and Cristobal, Manzanillo and Colon Container Terminal (CCT) on the Caribbean side. The government of Panama originally operated the ports of ...
Estimating DEA Confidence Intervals with Statistical Panel Data Analysis
(Springer Verlag, 2011-12-15)
There is a conflict between Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) theory's requirement that inputs (outputs) be substitutable, and the ubiquitous use of nonsubstitutable inputs and outputs in DEA applications to hospitals. This ...
Improving the Efficiency of Distributive and Clinical Services in Hospital Pharmacy
(Springer Verlag, 2011-02)
Three problems impede the assessment of hospital pharmacy efficiency. First, although multiple efficiency indicators are utilized to measure a large variety of activities, it has not been possible to validly measure overall ...
Measuring Hospital Efficiency with Data Envelopment Analysis: Nonsubstitutable vs. Substitutable Inputs and Outputs
(Springer Verlag, 2009-12-15)
There is a conflict between Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) theory’s requirement that inputs (outputs) be substitutable, and the ubiquitous use of nonsubstitutable inputs and outputs in DEA applications to hospitals. This ...
The Effect of Resource Dependence on Quasi-Markets
A growing number of firms compete in quasi-markets, spaces where they specialize in service traditionally left to the public sector. These firms are encouraged by government to enter these markets often on the grounds that ...