Productivity in the US telecommunications industry: A dea approach

Kenneth D. Lawrence, Dinesh R. Pai, Sheila M. Lawrence

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This chapter develops a productivity analysis of the US telecommunications industry using a data envelopment analysis (DEA) approach. The study concerns itself with eight telecommunications companies. Output variables used are market price, return on equity, and debt equity ratio. The input variables are sales to profit, return on equity, and debt ratio to capital.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-61
Number of pages5
JournalApplications of Management Science
StatePublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Business, Management and Accounting


  • Data envelopment analysis
  • Decision making unit
  • Input output data
  • Linear programming
  • Relative efficiency
  • Telecommunications


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