LENORT Radim Warsaw University of Life Sciences

Spoluautoři BARAN Joanna, WYSOKIŃSKI Marcin

The main purpose of this paper is to compare the efficiency of sector manufacturing base metal in 25 European countries. The study applies Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), which is a non-parametric method based on production theory and the principles of linear programming. It enables one to assess how efficiently a firm, organization, country, or such other Decision Making Unit (DMU) uses the available inputs to generate a set of outputs relative to other units in the data set. This article presents the use the input-oriented CCR and BCC model, to determine overall technical efficiency, pure technical efficiency and scale efficiency of sector manufacturing base metal in European countries. The analysis gives a possibility to create a ranking of counties. The results point out the reasons of the inefficiency and provide improving directions for the inefficient Decision Making Units..