Katerina Fotova Čiković – University North, Trg dr. Žarka Dolinara 1, 48000 Koprivnica, Republic of Croatia

Data envelopment analysis;
Non-parametric method;

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/LIMEN.2022.137


This article surveys and presents the applications of Data Envelop­ment Analysis (DEA) in Croatia, i.e. in different industries and economic sectors in Croatia. The systematic review followed the PRISMA statement and guide­lines for systematic literature review. The main scientific online databases were accessed in September 2022 without time constraints with the use of the key­words „DATA ENVELOPMENT ANALYSIS“ and „CROATIA“. Therefore, all the ap­plications of DEA in Croatia are presented ever since the introduction of DEA back in 1978. This review’s main goal is to gain insights into the areas of re­search in Croatia that most commonly use the DEA methodology and the ar­eas that neglect this methodology. Moreover, the Croatian authors that most commonly use this methodology will be revealed. Another goal is to introduce all the various aspects of efficiency evaluation that can be used with the DEA methodology. The ultimate goal of this paper is to increase awareness among academic members, scholars and analysts to employ the DEA methodolo­gy more often when it comes to measuring the relative efficiency of homoge­neous decision-making units (DMUs). The paper concludes with a summary of the DEA applications as well as literature gaps on DEA applications in Croatia. Moreover, suggestions and guidelines for future research are provided.

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Fotova Čiković, K. (2022). Reviewing Applications of the Non-parametric DEA Methodology in Croatia. In V. Bevanda (Ed.), International Scientific-Business Conference – LIMEN 2022: Vol 8. Conference proceedings (pp. 137-142). Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans.  https://doi.org/10.31410/LIMEN.2022.137


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