Document Type: Research Paper


1 Erciyes University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Business Department, Kayseri, Turkey.

2 Young Researchers and Elite Club, Maragheh branch, Islamic Azad University, Maragheh, Iran.


The purpose of the current paper is to propose a new model for the secondary goal in DEA by introducing secondary objective function. The proposed new model minimizes the average of the absolute deviations of data points from their median. Similar problem is studied in a related model by Liang et al. (2008), which minimizes the average of the absolute deviations of data points from their mean. By using two well known data sets, which are also used by Liang et al.(2008), and Greene (1990)  we compare the results of the proposed new model and several other models.


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