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DEA: A Method for Ranking the Greeness of Design Decisions

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Jonathan D. Linton

Department of Management, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY 11201e-mail: JLinton@poly.edu

J. Mech. Des 124(2), 145-150 (May 16, 2002) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1447545 History: Received February 01, 2000; Online May 16, 2002
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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Schematic of the projection of an inefficient DMU (A) on the efficient frontier B1, B2, [[ellipsis]], B5

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