Contact

+31 (0)43 388 44 29
Contactform
 

COOPER-framework: A Unified Standard Process for Non-parametric Projects. Aston University Working Paper.

Emrouznejad, A. and K. De Witte

 

 

 

 

Abstract

 

 

Practitioners assess performance of entities in increasingly large and complicated datasets. If non-parametric models, such as Data Envelopment Analysis, were ever considered as simple push-button technologies, this is impossible when many variables are available or when data have to be compiled from several sources. This paper introduces by the ‘COOPER-framework’ a comprehensive model for carrying out non-parametric projects. The framework consists of six interrelated phases: Concepts and objectives, On structuring data, Operational models, Performance comparison model, Evaluation, and Result and deployment. Each of the phases describes some necessary steps a researcher should examine for a well defined and repeatable analysis. The COOPER-framework provides for the novice analyst guidance, structure and advice for a sound non-parametric analysis. The more experienced analyst benefits from a check list such that important issues are not forgotten. In addition, by the use of a standardized framework non-parametric assessments will be more reliable, more repeatable, more manageable, faster and less costly.

 

 

Related information

Related People
Working Paper
Share this page:   Deel op Twitter Deel op LinkedIn Deel op Facebook Deel via e-mail