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PRIOR, Diego  e  FILIMON, Nela. On the measurement of capacity utilisation and coast efficiency: a non-parametric approach at firm level. Pesqui. Oper. [online]. 2002, vol.22, n.2, pp.247-263. ISSN 0101-7438.

In this paper we evaluate the inefficiency generated by an inadequate structure of the fixed inputs and by the difficulty to adjust them in the short-run in a sample of Romanian firms in the chemical industry over the period 1996-1997. We use Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and apply this methodology in an innovative setting using a cost analysis instead of the technical efficiency approach. The results show inefficiency in most of the cases due to a low degree of capacity utilisation.

Palavras-chave : capacity utilisation; DEA; cost efficiency.

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