Examples of data science techniques include linear and logistic regressions, decision trees, Naïve Bayesian classifier, principal component analysis, neural networks, predictive modelling, deep learning, text analysis, survival analysis, and so on, all of which allow using the data to make more intelligent decisions. On the other hand, it is without a doubt that nowadays the amount of data is exponentially increasing, and analysing large data sets has become a key basis of competition and innovation, underpinning new waves of productivity growth. This book aims to bring a fresh look onto the various ways that data science techniques could unleash value and drive productivity from these mountains of data.
Researchers working in productivity analysis/data envelopment analysis will benefit from learning about the tools available in data science/big data that can be used in their current research analyses and endeavours. The data scientists, on the other hand, will also get benefit from learning about the plethora of applications available in productivity analysis/data envelopment analysis.
2. Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA): Algorithms, Computations, and Geometry
3. An Introduction to Data Science and Its Applications
4. Identification of Congestion in DEA
5. Data Envelopment Analysis and Non-parametric Analysis
6. The Measurement of Firms’ Efficiency Using Parametric Techniques
7. Fair Target Setting for Intermediate Products in Two-Stage Systems with Data Envelopment Analysis
8. Fixed Cost and Resource Allocation Considering Technology Heterogeneity in Two-Stage Network Production Systems
9. Efficiency Assessment of Schools Operating in Heterogeneous Contexts: A Robust Nonparametric Analysis Using PISA 2015
10. A DEA Analysis in Latin American Ports: Measuring the Performance of Guayaquil Contecon Port
11. Effects of Locus of Control on Bank’s Policy—A Case Study of a Chinese State-Owned Bank
12. A Data Scientific Approach to Measure Hospital Productivity
13. Environmental Application of Carbon Abatement Allocation by Data Envelopment Analysis
14. Pension Funds and Mutual Funds Performance Measurement with a New DEA (MV-DEA) Model Allowing for Missing Variables
15. Sharpe Portfolio Using a Cross-Efficiency Evaluation