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Measuring the performance and returns to scale of forest management units in the north of Iran based on the non-parametric approach (DEA)
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information and Communication systems.
University of Guilan, Iran.
University of Gulan, Iran.
University of Guilan, Iran.
2015 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to assess the relative efficiency of Iranian forest management units using the non-parametric method Data envelopment analyses (DEA). To this end, DEA as a well-known and robust technique for measuring the relative efficiency of organizations is used. The relative efficiency of comparable forest plans was calculated with the most frequently used DEA models – CCR, BCC and SE[LO1] . According to the results of global technical efficiency (CCR) and local pure technical efficiency (BCC), the efficiency averages were 0.83 and 0.93, respectively. The results of scale efficiency (SE) discussed a worrying aspect of these units’ efficiency; namely, there were only 3 efficient forestry plans (Shafaroud, Nav and Fiyab). However, using the Scale Efficiency Index (SEI) or FGL-DEA model brings out some interesting points; there were approximately 58% (7 units out of 12) under Increasing Returns to Scale (IRS). Thus, the managers of forest plans should more focus on forest plans under IRS so that they have the opportunity to become more efficient through growth, otherwise managers will not be able to promote their overall productivity.   

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015.
Keyword [en]
Data Envelopment analysis (DEA); Measuring the performance; Returns to scale (RTS); forest management units
National Category
Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-26321OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-26321DiVA: diva2:874645
Conference
8th International conference of Iranian Operations Research Society. Mashhad, Iran, 21-22 may 2015.
Projects
Cooperation in forest management between Sweden and Iran
Funder
The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT)
Available from: 2015-11-27 Created: 2015-11-27 Last updated: 2015-12-07Bibliographically approved

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