A Survey and Analysis of Scholarly Literature in DEA Published by Croatian Researchers: 1978 – 2018

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After its introduction in 1978, Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) has instantly been recognized as a useful methodology for measuring the relative efficiency of different entities, called Decision Making Units (DMUs), given multiple criteria. Up until nowadays, the popularity of DEA has been growing and a significant number of bibliographical items was published, reporting on both theoretical and empirical results. However, the main applicative area of DEA remained the performance measurement in economics and business. On the 40th anniversary of DEA, the aim of this paper is to present the DEA bibliography of Croatian scientists (up until June 2018). We consider six main categories of DEA-related publications, followed with key statistics and an overview of keywords and research areas. The whole list of DEA-related publications used in this analysis is published online. We believe this research will shed light on the state of DEA in Croatian science and motivate future researches.

Ali Emrouznejad’s Data Envelopment Analysis, www.deazone.com

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Emrouznejad, A. & Yang G.-l. (2018). A survey and analysis of the first 40 years of scholarly literature in DEA: 1978-2016. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences 61 (March 2018), 4-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seps.2017.01.008

Emrouznejad, A., Parker, B.R. & Tavares, G. (2008). Evaluation of research in efficiency and productivity: a survey and analysis of the first 30 years of scholarly literature in DEA. Socio-Economic Plan Sci, 42 (3), 151-157. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seps.2007.07.002

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Mardani, A., Streimikiene, D., Balezentis, T., Zameri Mat Saman, M., Md Nor, K. & Meysam Khoshnava, S. (2018). DEA in Energy and Environmental Economics: An Overview of State-ofthe- art and Recent Development Trends, Energies, 11 (8). https://doi.org/10.3390/en11082002

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