Waste generations and efficiency measures in Japan

Nakano, Makiko & Managi, Shunsuke (2012) Waste generations and efficiency measures in Japan. Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, 14(4), pp. 327-339.

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This study measures the efficiencies incorporating waste generation using Japanese prefecture level data. We apply and compare several models using directional distance functions. There are wide variations in the efficiency scores between the two orientations, "input, desirable and undesirable output orientation" and "undesirable output orientation". However, the difference in abatement factor does not result in wide variations in the efficiency scores. Our results show that there are wide differences in the efficiency scores among prefectures. © 2012 Springer.

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ID Code: 75418
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Data envelopment analysis; Efficiency; Undesirable output; Waste generation
DOI: 10.1007/s10018-012-0038-2
ISSN: 1867-383X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Copyright Owner: Springer
Deposited On: 22 Aug 2014 00:30
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2014 22:53

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