Decomposition of technical efficiency of selected city libraries from the Czech Republic

Show simple item record Vrabková, Iveta 2017-05-17T16:17:31Z 2017-05-17T16:17:31Z 2017
dc.identifier.issn ISSN 1211-555X (Print)
dc.identifier.issn ISSN 1804-8048 (Online)
dc.description.abstract The aim of this article is the determination of the gaps of efficiency of 33 city libraries using decomposition of technical efficiency to pure technical efficiency and scale efficiency. The first model estimates the technical efficiency of city libraries from the perspective of the traditional mix of inputs and outputs that are applied in the DEA models; the inputs are represented by the so-called production and technological resources, and the output is represented by the actual demand given by the number of customers. The second model estimates the technical efficiency of operating conditions of selected city libraries against the actual number of visitors, whilst it is based on the assumption that a city library shall have an appropriate space, optimal access in the form of operating time, and optimal number of places for studying. The results depend on the input or output orientation of models and on the expected returns to scale. As the key gaps of efficiency, the models marked – non-topical and large library collection, number of readers and visitors, and also unutilized spaces of city libraries. eng
dc.format p. 222-233 eng
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Univerzita Pardubice cze
dc.relation.ispartof Scientific papers of the University of Pardubice. Series D, Faculty of Economics and Administration. 40/2017 eng
dc.rights open access eng
dc.subject public libraries eng
dc.subject DEA models eng
dc.subject pure technical efficiency eng
dc.subject scale efficiency eng
dc.subject total technical efficiency eng
dc.title Decomposition of technical efficiency of selected city libraries from the Czech Republic eng
dc.type Article cze
dc.peerreviewed yes eng
dc.publicationstatus published eng
dc.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-85020671829
dc.subject.jel H10
dc.subject.jel C67

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