The application of mathematical programming techniques to financial statement analysis: Australian gold production and exploration
Worthington, Andrew C. (1998) The application of mathematical programming techniques to financial statement analysis: Australian gold production and exploration. Australian Journal of Management, 23(1), pp. 97-114.
A sample of thirty listed Australian gold producers is used to compare the financial performance measures provided by accounting-based financial ratios, and production performance as measured by efficiency indices. The results indicate that simple ratios are unlikely to provide efficiency rankings similar to those obtained from multiple-input, multiple-output methodologies. However, whilst the two methods can disagree substantially on the relative performance of individual decision-making units, when used jointly the results can offer valuable insights into the concept of firm performance.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Data envelopment, analysis, financial ratios, technical efficiency, scale efficiency|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Financial Economics (140207)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BANKING FINANCE AND INVESTMENT (150200) > Banking Finance and Investment not elsewhere classified (150299)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 1998 University of New South Wales|
|Copyright Statement:||Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.|
|Deposited On:||25 Nov 2005|
|Last Modified:||05 Jan 2011 13:26|
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