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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/295097
Title:
An assessment of operational efficiencies in the UK retail sector
Authors:
Yu, Wantao; Ramanathan, Ramakrishnan ( 0000-0002-8861-2209 )
Abstract:
The paper's aim is to assess performance of firms in the UK retail sector. Economic efficiencies of 41 retail companies working in the UK between 2000 and 2005 are examined in this study using three related methodologies: data envelopment analysis (DEA), Malmquist productivity index (MPI), a bootstrapped Tobit regression model. DEA is used to calculate technical and scale efficiencies of companies. Two outputs (turnover, profit before taxation) and three inputs (total assets, shareholders funds, and number of employees) are employed for the efficiency measurement. MPI is used to analyze the patterns of efficiency change over the six year period 2000-2005. DEA efficiencies are then used to test important hypotheses on the impact of environmental variables, namely head office location, type of ownership, years of incorporation, legal form and retail characteristic, on the functioning of the UK retail sector using bootstrapped Tobit regression.
Citation:
Yu, W. & Ramanathan, R. (2008) 'An assessment of operational efficiencies in the UK retail sector', International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, 36(11), pp.861-882
Publisher:
Emerald
Journal:
International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/295097
DOI:
10.1108/09590550810911656
Additional Links:
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/09590550810911656
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0959-0552
Appears in Collections:
Business and Information Systems Research Centre (BISC)

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dc.contributor.authorYu, Wantaoen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRamanathan, Ramakrishnanen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-03T07:57:29Z-
dc.date.available2013-07-03T07:57:29Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.citationYu, W. & Ramanathan, R. (2008) 'An assessment of operational efficiencies in the UK retail sector', International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, 36(11), pp.861-882en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0959-0552-
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/09590550810911656-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/295097-
dc.description.abstractThe paper's aim is to assess performance of firms in the UK retail sector. Economic efficiencies of 41 retail companies working in the UK between 2000 and 2005 are examined in this study using three related methodologies: data envelopment analysis (DEA), Malmquist productivity index (MPI), a bootstrapped Tobit regression model. DEA is used to calculate technical and scale efficiencies of companies. Two outputs (turnover, profit before taxation) and three inputs (total assets, shareholders funds, and number of employees) are employed for the efficiency measurement. MPI is used to analyze the patterns of efficiency change over the six year period 2000-2005. DEA efficiencies are then used to test important hypotheses on the impact of environmental variables, namely head office location, type of ownership, years of incorporation, legal form and retail characteristic, on the functioning of the UK retail sector using bootstrapped Tobit regression.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmeralden_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/09590550810911656en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International Journal of Retail & Distribution Managementen_GB
dc.subjectbusiness performanceen_GB
dc.subjectdata analysisen_GB
dc.subjectretailingen_GB
dc.titleAn assessment of operational efficiencies in the UK retail sectoren
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Retail & Distribution Managementen_GB
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