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A DEA study to evaluate the relative efficiency and investigate the reorganization of the credit department of farmers' associations in Taiwan

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In this study data envelopment analysis models were applied to evaluate the relative efficiencies of the credit departments of farmers' associations (CDFAs) in Taiwan. The findings show that the overall efficiency scores are not best and scale for CDFAs in Taiwan is relative small. It implies that the reorganization of the CDFAs may be appropriate if more efficient organization is to be pursued. Thus, this study investigated CDFAs reorganization to increase the efficiency. The proposed CDFAs reorganization alternatives have higher average efficiency scores than the current CDFAs.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Department of International Business, Chang Jung Christian University, ROC

Publication date: November 1, 2007

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