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Title: Port efficiency and effectiveness
Authors: Trujillo Castellano, Lourdes 
González Serrano, María Manuela 
Manrique De Lara Peñate, Casiano 
Pérez Pérez, Ivone 
UNESCO Clasification: 531212 Transportes y comunicaciones
Keywords: Efficiency
Efficiency drivers
Data envelopment analysis
Distance function, et al
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Elsevier 
Journal: International Encyclopedia Of Transportation: Volume 1-7
Abstract: While port efficiency has been broadly researched in recent years, studies analyzing effectiveness are more recent. Both efficiency and effectiveness play an important role in assessing port performance. As some authors state, we can relate efficiency to “doing things right,” whereas effectiveness refers to “doing the right things.” In this chapter, we offer a description of the methodologies used to estimate port efficiency and effectiveness. We also review the empirical literature in order to highlight its characteristics, scope, and limitations. The research has used different variables as inputs, outputs, and efficiency drivers. In addition, the diversity of approaches and sample composition hinder comparison of the results achieved. Both in terms of efficiency and effectiveness, it is possible to go further in empirical research to reach a degree of consensus in relation to the determinants of port performance.
ISBN: 978-0-08-102672-4
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-08-102671-7.10262-3
Source: International Encyclopedia of Transportation / Roger Vickerman (ed.), v. 3, p. 316-322
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