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Evaluating the performance of airports using an integrated AHP/DEA-AR technique

Lai, Po-lin, Potter, Andrew Thomas ORCID:, Beynon, Malcolm James ORCID: and Beresford, Anthony Kenneth Charles ORCID: 2015. Evaluating the performance of airports using an integrated AHP/DEA-AR technique. Transport Policy 42 , pp. 75-85. 10.1016/j.tranpol.2015.04.008

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Airport efficiency is an area of increasing interest to academics, policy makers and practitioners. This has resulted in a body of literature applying various econometric techniques to compare efficiency between different samples of airports. This paper uses the multi-criteria decision making method Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) to incorporate the weightings of input and output variables into Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and Assurance Region DEA (DEA-AR) models, with 24 major international airports in the empirical analysis. The paper concludes the discriminatory power in the proposed AHP/DEA-AR model is greater than in the basic DEA model when measuring the efficiency of airports. By applying this approach, policy makers and practitioners can effectively compare operational efficiency between airports, and therefore generate more informed decisions.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Additional Information: Available online 22 May 2015
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0967-070X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 24 April 2015
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2024 11:48

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