Malmquist productivity indices and plant capacity utilisation: new proposals and empirical application

Kristiaan Kerstens*, Linjia Zhang, Jafar Sadeghi, Ignace Van de Woestyne

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Abstract

The purpose of this contribution is to compute the popular Malmquist productivity index while adding a component representing plant capacity utilisation. In particular, this is—to the best of our knowledge—the first empirical application estimating both input- and output-oriented Malmquist productivity indices in conjunction with the corresponding input- and output-oriented plant capacity utilisation measures. Our empirical application focuses on a provincial data set of tourism activities in China over the period 2008–2016. The results contain the output- and input-oriented Malmquist productivity indices, some Spearman rank correlations between both, a t-test whether these indices differ from unity, and some bootstrapping analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-250
Number of pages30
JournalAnnals of Operations Research
Volume315
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2022

Keywords

  • Data envelopment analysis
  • Decomposition
  • Free disposal hull
  • Malmquist productivity index
  • Plant capacity

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