By Soushi Suzuki,Peter Nijkamp

This is the 1st publication to totally introduce a newly constructed distance friction minimization (DFM) version, that's one of many new potency development projection methods in facts envelopment research (DEA). The DFM version can produce a optimal resolution in potency development projections for inefficient spatial entities (decision-making units). 
The publication presents a collection of unpolluted contributions to a quantitative evaluation of the functionality of such coverage entities. First it deals a state-of-the artwork evaluation of present DEA types and techniques, by means of the operational layout of assorted new forms of DEA versions, each one of them addressing weaknesses in conventional DEA techniques. Then it illustrates the overview capability of DEA — and its new editions, particularly, the DFM version and next extensions — at the foundation of a widely composed choice of empirical case stories, centering more often than not yet now not solely on Japan and different Asian nations.

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