Dynamic efficiency evaluation of German public multidisciplinary theatres by RC-DEA model
Kleine, A.
Hoffmann, S.
Data Envelopment Analysis
In: Emrouznejad, A.; Banker, R.; Ahn, H.; Afsharian, M. (editors), Data Envelopment Analysis and its Applications: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference of DEA, Braunschweig, 2016, 33-38.

Due to the strategic objectives, multidisciplinary theatres offer drama as well as music and dance events. If we
measure efficiency of these theatres by DEA, it is inappropriate to neglect a discipline when efficiency bases on it.
Hence, the efficiency structure has to be observed. Moreover, some of these theatres operate under specific conditions
which require a categorization. As decision makers are interested in efficiency changes over time we introduce a so
called dynamic RC-DEA model that incorporates all these requirements. The RC-DEA is based on an applicationoriented
implementation of weight restrictions in the multiplier model. A hierarchically categorical DEA is embedded
in combination with a Window Analysis. In contrast to this well-known dynamic approach we recommend a modified
measure for a window. The use of the RC-DEA model is illustrated by an empirical example of 31 German public
multidisciplinary theatres.

Keywords: Efficiency structure; Weight restrictions; Categorical DEA; Window Analysis; Multidisciplinary theatres