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Empirical Study on Performance Assessment Of Listed Logistics Companies In China With DEA


by Yuan Shen, (School of Business Administration, Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics, Hangzhou, 310018, PR. China. E-mail: shenyuan@zufe.edu.cn) and Ying Chen, (School of Business Administration, Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics, Hangzhou, 310018, PR. China E-mail: yc@zufe.edu.cn)

pp. 712-719, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/40996(330)102)

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Logistics: The Emerging Frontiers of Transportation and Development in China
Abstract: This paper applies Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to study the performance assessment of seventeen China listed logistics companies from 2003 to 2006. It proves that their aggregate efficiency is low, and that the differences among them are significant. From the group perspective, the aggregate efficiency of the transportation group and the port group are almost the same, where as the number of transportation companies with DEA efficiency is more than that of the number of port organizations. From a purely technical efficiency perspective, it is relatively stable with the average value is 0.9165. From a scale efficiency perspective, it is worse with the average value of 0.8859. It concludes that poor scale performance is the dominant reason for poor performance of the China logistics companies.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Assessment
China
Empirical equations
Logistics