Non-parametric performance evaluation of container ports

Munisamy, S. and Danxia, W. (2011) Non-parametric performance evaluation of container ports. In: XII European Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis Conference, 22-24 June 2011, Verona, Italy. (Submitted)

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This paper analyses the performance of major container ports in Asia using the non-parametric approach. Because of the known sensitivity of the traditional non-parametric approaches such as Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and Free Disposal Hull (FDH) to extreme values or outliers, small sample size and slow convergence rates of efficiency estimates, this study employs an alternative robust non-parametric technique called order-m estimator following Cazals et al. (2002) to evaluate the efficiency of container ports. In this study, we conduct two analyses comprising order-m and Free Disposal Hull (FDH), and rank the container ports with the order-m efficiency estimates. The estimates are robust with respect to outliers in the data.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Robust estimates, nonparametric, efficiency analysis, container port
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Samsul Ismail
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2015 06:22
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2015 06:22

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