Using DEA to Evaluate R&D Performance of the Computers and Peripherals Firms in Taiwan

14 Pages Posted: 12 Sep 2004

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Chin-Tai Chen

Ta-Hwa Institute of Technology

Chen-Fu Chien

National Tsing Hua University

Ming-Han Lin

Ta-Hwa Institute of Technology

Jung-Te Wang

Terax Communication Technologies Inc.

Abstract

Research & development (R&D) performance has been a competitive advantage for high-tech industries. This paper presents an empirical study in which we used Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to evaluate the R&D performance of 31 computers and peripherals firms located at Hsinchu Science-based Industrial Park in Taiwan. We found that the R&D performance is very different among the evaluated companies, though most of the companies are technically efficient. Moreover, we discussed possible directions for the inefficient companies to improve their R&D performance. In particular, we found that most of the inefficient companies should increase their scales to increase their relative efficiencies of R&D performance.

Keywords: R&D performance, High-tech industry, Efficiency, Data envelopment Analysis, Hsinchu Science-based Industry Park

JEL Classification: C44, C67, M11

Suggested Citation

Chen, Chin-Tai and Chien, Chen-Fu and Lin, Ming-Han and Wang, Jung-Te, Using DEA to Evaluate R&D Performance of the Computers and Peripherals Firms in Taiwan. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=588023

Chin-Tai Chen

Ta-Hwa Institute of Technology ( email )

1, Ta Hwa Road
Hsinchu County 307 Taiwan
China

Chen-Fu Chien (Contact Author)

National Tsing Hua University ( email )

Department of Industrial Engineering
and Engineering Management
Hsin Chu 30043
Taiwan

Ming-Han Lin

Ta-Hwa Institute of Technology ( email )

1, Ta Hwa Road
Hsinchu County 307 Taiwan
China

Jung-Te Wang

Terax Communication Technologies Inc. ( email )

1F, 12, R&D II Rd.
Science-Based Industrial Park
Hsinchu County 300 Taiwan
China

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