Evaluating the comparative performance of knowledge-based economies (KBEs)in ASEAN: a data envelopment analysis (DEA) application of additive efficiency

Afzal, Munshi Naser Ibne and Lawrey, Roger (2012) Evaluating the comparative performance of knowledge-based economies (KBEs)in ASEAN: a data envelopment analysis (DEA) application of additive efficiency. Research Journal of Social Science & Management, 2 (6). pp. 48-55. ISSN 2251-1571

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The objective of this paper is to measure the technical efficiencies of knowledge-based economies in the
Association of South East Asian Nations Five (ASEAN-5), namely Indonesia, Malaysia, the
Philippines, Singapore, Thailand plus South Korea using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). This
technique allows the assessment of the efficiency of a firm, organization, country or region in
converting its inputs to output variables. For each country in each knowledge dimension, the efficiency
rating of two basic DEA models - CCR (Charnes, Cooper and Rhodes, 1978) and BCC (Banker,
Charnes and Cooper, 1984) and one extension of basic DEA models; the Additive Model are
calculated. The two years 1995 and 2010 are considered to assess the cross-section performance of KBE
dimensions. Data are collected from World Development Indicators (WDI), World Competitiveness
Yearbook (WCY) and ASEAN publications. Findings show that the most efficient countries in one
referred year or other are Indonesia in the knowledge acquisition dimension, Singapore, South Korea
and Thailand in the knowledge production dimension, Singapore in the knowledge distribution
dimension and the Philippines and S. Korea in the knowledge utilization dimension. This paper
provides empirical evidence to measure the comprehensive efficiency of KBEs that would allow
governments to determine areas for greater investment in order to develop the KBE dimensions of their
economies. This is the first study of its kind by applying DEA CCR, BCC and the Additive Model in
ASEAN-5 considering all KBE dimensions.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2012 04:56
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2014 06:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge economy, Knowledge-Based Economy frameworks, ASEAN, DEA, CCR,BCC, additive efficiency, knowledge economy dimensions
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140202 Economic Development and Growth
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910406 Technological and Organisational Innovation
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22353

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