Conference Profa. Dra. Magdalena Kapelko

Title: Managerial and Program Inefficiency for European Meat Manufacturing Firms: A Dynamic Multidirectional Inefficiency Analysis Approach

Speaker: Magdalena Kapelko

Date: 13/07/2016 12:00h

Location: Sala de Seminarios, Edificio Torretamarit

This paper proposes a dynamic multidirectional inefficiency analysis approach within the context of Data Envelopment Analysis to measuring input- and investment-specific managerial and program inefficiency for groups of firms characterized by different technologies. Dynamic managerial inefficiency refers to the distance to the firms’ group-specific frontier of best practices, and dynamic program inefficiency measures the difference between the group-specific frontier and the pooled frontier. The empirical application focuses on panel data of large meat processing firms in Eastern, Western and Southern Europe over the period 2015-2012. The results show that Eastern European firms have the highest dynamic managerial inefficiency for all inputs, but have the smallest values for dynamic program inefficiency. Western European firms perform worst in terms of program inefficiency for all inputs, while Southern European firms score highest for dynamic managerial inefficiency. The results also reveal that regardless the dynamic inefficiency dimension considered, investments is the most inefficient input, followed by labor, and materials.

Brief Bio:
Magdalena Kapelko is an Assistant Professor at Wroclaw University of Economics in Poland. She was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and Visiting Researcher at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, Universidad Miguel Hernandez in Spain, University of Florida in the USA, and Linnaeus University in Sweden. She received a PhD and MPhil from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in Spain, and a MSc from Wroclaw University of Technology in Poland. Her research specialization is in the area of efficiency and productivity analysis, applied to different business sectors.


5 October 2016