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Area(s) of Expertise
- Data Envelopment Analysis
- Organization Performance
- Performance Measures
- Productivity - Service Organizations
About Wade D. Cook
My research is aimed at developing decision support tools for modeling performance and identifying best practice in organizations. This area of research is particularly applicable in analyzing organizations in service-sector settings such as health care, education and financial services, where both quantitative and qualitative data may be present. The central construct used is a mathematical programming structure referred to as data envelopment analysis. The tools are designed to aid in the identification of those organizations or units that make up the efficient frontiers of best performance, and to set improvement targets for inefficient or non-frontier units.
2012 Best paper prize
2010 York University Honorific Professorship - University Professor
Refereed Journal Articles:
"Modeling Efficiency in the Presence of Multiple Partial Input to Output Processes”, forthcoming, 2016 in Annals of Operations Research (with W.H. Li, L. Liang, S. Aviles-Sacoto, R. Imanirad, and J. Zhu)
"Units Invariant DEA when Weight Restrictions are Present: Ecological Performance of US Electricity Industry," forthcoming, 2016 in Annals of Operations Research (with J Zhu and J. Du).
"Bounded and Discrete Data and Likert Scales in Data Envelopment Analysis: Application to Regional Energy Efficiency in China," forthcoming, 2016 in Annals of Operations Research (with J Zhu and J. Du).
“Two-Stage Network DEA: When Intermediate Measures can be Treated as Outputs from the Second Stage”, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 66 (11), 2015, pp 1868-1877 (with S Aviles, R. Imanirad and J. Zhu).
“Partial Input to Output Impacts in DEA: The Case of DMU-Specific Impacts”, European Journal of Operational Research Vol. 244 (3), 2015, pp 837-844 (with S. Aviles, R. Imanirad and J. Zhu)
“Time-Staged Outputs in DEA”, OMEGA, Vol. 55, September 2015, pp 1–9 (with S. Aviles, D. Guemes Castorena, and H. Cantú Delgado)
“DEA Models for Parallel Systems: Game-Theoretic Approaches”, Asia Pacific Journal of Operations Research, Vol. 32 (2), 2015, pp 455-468 (with J. Du, J. Huo and J. Zhu)
“DEA Cobb-Douglas Frontier and Cross Efficiency, 2014. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 65, 265-268. (with J. Zhu)
"Data Envelopment Analysis:Prior to choosing a model", 2014. OMEGA, 44, 1-4. (with K. Tone and J. Zhu)
"Competitiveness Among Higher Education Institutions: A Two-Stage Cobb-Douglas Model for Efficiency Measurement of Schools of Business", 2014. Journal of Centrum Cathedra: The Business and Economics Research Journal, 7(1), 210-220. (with S. Aviles Sacoto, and D. Güemes-Castorena)
"Fixed Cost and Resource Allocation Based on DEA Cross Efficiency", 2014. European Journal of Operational Research, 235(1), 206-214. (with J. Du, L. Liang and J. Zhu)
"Data Envelopment Analysis with Non-Homogeneous Decision Making Units", Operations Research, May/June, 61(3), 2013; pp 666-676. (with R. Imanirad, J. Harrison, P. Rouse and J. Zhu).
“Network DEA Pitfalls: Divisional Efficiency and Frontier Projection”, European Journal of Operational Research, 226, 2013, 507-515 (with Y. Chen, C. Kao and J. Zhu).
"Partial Input to Output Impacts in DEA: Production Considerations and Resource Sharing Among Business Sub-Units", 2013. Naval Research Logistics, 60(3), 190-207. (with R. Imanirad and J. Zhu)
"Data Envelopment Analysis: The Research Frontier", 2013. OMEGA, 41(1), 1-2. (with L. Seiford and J. Zhu)
“Relative Efficiency Measurement: The Problem of a Missing Output in a Subset of Decision Making Units”, European Journal of Operational Research, 220, Issue 1, 2012: pp 79-84 (with J. Harrison, P. Rouse and J. Zhu).
“Additive Super-efficiency in Integer-valued Data Envelopment Analysis”, European Journal of Operational Research, 218, 2012: pp 186-192 (with J. Du, C-M Chen, Y. Chen and J. Zhu).
“Output-Specific Input Assurance Regions in DEA”, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 62, 2011: pp 1881-1887 (with J. Zhu).
“Multiple Variable Proportionality in DEA”, Operations Research, 59(4), July–August 2011, pp. 1024–1032 (with J. Zhu)
“A Bargaining Game Model for Measuring Performance of Two-stage Network Structures”, European Journal of Operational Research, 210(2), 2011: pp 390-397 (with J. Du, L. Liang, Y. Chen,and Zhu).
“DEA in the Presence of Partial Output to Input Impacts”, Journal of Centrum Catolica, 4(2), 2011: pp 182-196 (with R. Imanirad).
"DEA Efficiency in Two-StageNetworks with Feed Back," IIE Transactions, 43, 2011: pp 309-322 (with J. Zhu, Z Li and L. Liang).
“Context-Dependent Performance Standards in DEA”, Annals of Operations Research, 173, 2010: pp 163-175, (with J. Zhu).
“An Empirical Study of IT as a Factor of Production: The Case of Net-Enabled IT Assets”, Information System Frontiers, 12(3), 2010: pp 323-335 (with M. Wade and S. Nevo).
“Deriving the DEA Frontier for Two-Stage Processes”, European Journal of Operational Research, 202(1), 2010: pp 138-142 (with Y. Chen and J. Zhu).
“Aggregating Incomplete Lists of Journal Rankings: An Application to Academic Accounting Journals”, Accounting Perspectives, 9(3), 2010: pp 217-235 (with T. Raviv and A. Richardson).
“Network DEA: Additive Efficiency Decomposition”, European Journal of Operational Research, 207(2), 2010: pp 1122-1129 (with J. Zhu, G. Bi, and F. Yang).
“Measuring Performance of Two-Stage Network Structures by DEA: A Review and Future Perspective”, OMEGA, 38(6), 2010: pp 423-430 (with J. Zhu and L. Liang).
Data Envelopment Analysis: A Handbook on Modelling of Internal Structures and Networks, 2014, Springer Science (with Joe Zhu).
Data Envelopment Analysis: Balanced Benchmarking, 2013, Amazon.com (with Joe Zhu).
Project Title Role Award Amount Year Awarded Granting Agency Project TitleModelling performance measurement in organizations RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$120,000.00 Year Awarded2009-2014 Granting AgencyNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council - Discovery Grant Project Title RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$90,000.00 Year Awarded2006-2009 Granting AgencyNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council - Discovery Grant Project Title RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$275,000.00 Year Awarded2001-2006 Granting AgencyNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council - Discovery Grant Project Title RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$160,000.00 Year Awarded1996-2001 Granting AgencyNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council - Discovery Grant