Issue: 2010/Vol.20/No.1, Pages 79-95
THE DATA ANVELOPMENT ANALYSIS METHOD IN BENCHMARKING OF TECHNOLOGICAL INCUBATORS
Cite as: B. Kaczmarska. The data anvelopment analysis method in benchmarking of technological incubators. Operations Research and Decisions 2010: 20(1), 79-95.
This paper presents an original concept for the application of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) in benchmarking processes within innovation and entrepreneurship centers based on the example of technological incubators. Applying the DEA method, it is possible to order analyzed objects, on the basis of explicitly defined relative efficiency, by compiling a rating list and rating classes. Establishing standards and indicating “clearances” allows the studied objects – innovation and entrepreneurship centers – to select a way of developing effectively, as well as preserving their individuality and a unique way of acting with the account of local needs.
Keywords: benchmarking, the Data Envelopment Analysis method, assemblage ordering, rating classes