This study discusses the comparative efficiency of hotels using integer data envelopment analysis (IDEA), which is an extension to the traditional DEA models. This model is particularly useful when the integer input or output data are used in the evaluation of hotel performance. Specifically, IDEA can identify more appropriate and feasible input and output targets than the traditional DEA models. The empirical analysis of IDEA is carried out based on a data set related to 23 tourist hotels in Taipei. The contributions and managerial implications for efficiency improvement of this study are also presented.
- Data envelopment analysis
- Integer data
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management