Benchmarking and Management Control

Syllabus

[[Under reconstruction. Next edition: Winter 2021]]

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Software resources

EMS: Efficiency Measurment System (novice users) or [alternative direct download]
R package 1: Nonparametric Methods for Measuring Efficiency and Productivity (average users)
R package 2: Benchmark and frontier analysis using DEA and SFA (average users)
GAMS (advanced users)

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Interesting websites

World Management Survey
Interactive Benchmarking

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Optional bibliography

American Productivity and Quality Center. www.apqc.org
Bain and Company “Management Tools and Trends”
*Balk, B.M., 2003. The residual: On monitoring and benchmarking firms, industries, and economies with respect to productivity. Journal of Productivity Analysis 20(1), 5-47.
Bogetoft P., Otto, L., 2011. Benchmarking with DEA, SFA and R. Springer, New York.
*Brickley, J.A., Smith Jr., C.W., Zimmerman, J.L., 2016. Managerial Economics and Organizational Architecture. 6th ed., McGraw-Hill.
Camp, R.C. Benchmarking: The Search for Industry Best Practices That Lead to Superior Performance. Productivity Press, 2006.
Kaplan, R.S., Atkinson, A.A., 2000. Advanced Management Accounting. 3th ed., Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River.

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