A comparative study of airline efficiency in China and India: A dynamic network DEA approach

Yu, Hang and Zhang, Yahua and Zhang, Anming and Wang, Kun and Cui, Qiang (2019) A comparative study of airline efficiency in China and India: A dynamic network DEA approach. Research in Transportation Economics, 76 (Article - 100746). pp. 1-12. ISSN 0739-8859

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Abstract

Using a dynamic network DEA approach, this research examines the efficiency performance of major Chinese and Indian air carriers with a consideration of the airline's internal processes and links as well as the carry-over items that connect consecutive time periods. It is found that two low-cost carriers (LCCs), namely, China's Spring and India's SpiceJet were the most efficient carriers during the period between 2008 and 2015. China's three state-owned airlines performed poorly in both the capacity generation and service stages, particularly the latter. The second-stage regression results confirm that the LCC model and private ownership are significantly associated with better airline efficiency performance. This paper thus calls for continual reforms in China's air transport including further privatisation and policy support for LCCs and private carriers to improve the overall efficiency of this industry.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce (1 July 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce (1 July 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2020 22:15
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2020 00:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: China, India, Efficiency, Dynamic and network DEA, Private airlines, Low-cost carriers
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1507 Transportation and Freight Services > 150701 Air Transportation and Freight Services
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140209 Industry Economics and Industrial Organisation
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140217 Transport Economics
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 88 Transport > 8803 Aerospace Transport > 880302 Air Passenger Transport
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.retrec.2019.100746
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37477

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