An Application of Super Efficiency DEA for Comparative Analysis and Ranking of Regions in the United Kingdom

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Papangkorn Kongmanwatana
Julanee Raknetsakhon
Rattanapong Kongcharoen


              This study compares and measures the efficiency across the United Kingdom regions as tourism destination, by Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), a super-efficiency methodology that is based on combining the stochastic frontier. The analysis will present a rank of 21 tourism destination regions in the United Kingdom.  Due to the increasing interest in tourism destination competitiveness, there is a need to improve and develop the destinations’ standard. This DEA empirical result will show various advantages of each destination. The conclusion of this paper will identify the benefit of DEA super-efficiency as the tool to develop the tourist destinations.




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