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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://purl.umn.edu/90697

Title: APLICAÇÃO DA ANÁLISE ENVOLTÓRIA DE DADOS (DEA) PARA AVALIAÇÃO DE EFICIÊNCIA DE USINAS DE AÇÚCAR E ÁLCOOL DA REGIÃO NORDESTE DO ESTADO DE SÃO PAULO
Other Titles: Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) applied to the evaluation of the efficiency of sugar and ethanol plants in the northeastern region of São Paulo state
Authors: Salgado Junior, Alexandre Pereira
Bonacim, Carlos Alberto Grespan
Pacagnella Junior, Antonio Carlos
Authors (Email): Salgado, Alexandre Pereira Junior (asalgado@usp.br)
Bonacim, Carlos Alberto Grespan (carlosbonacim@usp.br)
Pacagnella, Antonio Carlos Junior (acpjr@usp.br)
Editors: Reis, Ricardo Pereira
Editors (Email): Reis, Ricardo Pereira (ricpreis@dae.ufla.br)
Keywords: Sugar and Ethanol Plants
Ethanol
Agribusiness
Efficiency and Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA)
Issue Date: 2009-09-10
Abstract: This aim of this article is to analyze the relation of size and operational efficiency of sugar and ethanol plants in the northeastern region of São Paulo state. In order to achieve this goal, a survey was conducted to identify the consumption of the main resources (inputs) and product creation (outputs) in a random sample of twenty six units, which allowed for their classification according to size. This enabled the creation of an efficiency ranking, using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), whose variables were chosen by the stepwise method. The results suggest that, for the plants studied, there is no direct relation between size and operational efficiency, which can be explained by technical aspects associated to the inputs. The results provide subsides to the managers in the sugar and ethanol plants, who can then better structure their operational strategies.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/90697
Institution/Association: Organizações Rurais e Agroindustriais/Rural and Agro-Industrial Organizations>Volume 11, Number 3, September/December 2009
Total Pages: 20
From Page: 494
To Page: 513
Collections:Volume 11, Number 3, September/December 2009

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