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Strengths and Limitations of DEA

As the earlier list of applications suggests, DEA can be a powerful tool when used wisely. A few of the characteristics that make it powerful are:

The same characteristics that make DEA a powerful tool can also create problems. An analyst should keep these limitations in mind when choosing whether or not to use DEA.

Michael A. Trick
Mon Aug 24 16:30:59 EDT 1998