Evaluation of economic efficiency of small manufacturing enterprises in districts of Wielkopolska province using interval-valued symbolic data and the hybrid approach

Marek Walesiak , Grażyna Dehnel


The article describes a hybrid approach to evaluating economic efficiency of small manufacturing enterprises (employing from 10 to 49 people) in districts of Wielkopolska province. The analysis was based on data prepared in a two-stage process. First, a dataset of 2,162 observations was obtained for three metric variables describing economic efficiency of small manufacturing enterprises. These unit-level data were aggregated at district level and turned into interval-valued symbolic data. Economic efficiency of small manufacturing enterprises was evaluated using a hybrid approach. In the first step, multidimensional scaling (see Borg and Groenen, 2005; Mair et al., 2017) is applied to obtain a visual representation of objects in a two-dimensional space. In the next step, a set of objects is ordered linearly based on the Euclidean distance from the pattern (ideal) object. The proposed approach provides new possibilities for interpreting linearly ordered results of a set of objects.
Author Marek Walesiak - Wroclaw University of Economics
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, Grażyna Dehnel (WIiGE / KS)
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- Department of Statistics
Publication size in sheets0.5
Book Papież Monika, Śmiech Sławomir (eds.): Proceedings of the 12th Professor Aleksander Zelias International Conference on Modelling and Forecasting of Socio-Economic Phenomena, Socio-Economic Modelling and Forecasting, no. 1, 2018, Foundation of the Cracow University of Economics, ISBN 978-83-65907-20-2, 611 p.
Keywords in Englishsmall enterprises, interval-valued symbolic variables, multidimensional scaling, composite measures
URL http://semf.pl/semf_1/pdf/Walesiak_Dehnel.pdf
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)5
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ScoreMinisterial score = 5.0, 11-03-2020, ChapterFromConference
Citation count*6 (2020-09-12)
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