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Evaluating the Performance of Iranian Football Teams Utilizing Linear Programming

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Author(s): Jahangir Soleimani-Damaneh | Mehrzad Hamidi | Hamidi Sajadi

Journal: American Journal of Operations Research
ISSN 2160-8830

Volume: 01;
Issue: 02;
Start page: 65;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: DEA | Linear Programming | Sport Management | Football

ABSTRACT
In this paper, we utilize Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), which is a linear programming-based technique, for evaluating the performance of the teams which operate in the Iranian primer football league. We use Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) technique for aggregating the sub-factors which involve in input-output factors, and then DEA is used for calculating the efficiency measures. Also, AHP is used to construct some weight restrictions for increasing the discrimination power of the used DEA model. For calculating the efficiency measures, input-oriented weight-restricted BCC model is utilized.
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