Efficiency Measurement in Turkish Coal Enterprises Using Data Envelopment Analysis and Data Mining

Fehim Bakirci, Emre Yakut, Ayhan Demirci, Murat Gündüz


Gradual population growths, skyrocketing technological developments and inter-State competitions increase the energy demands continuously. Although the countries try to diverse their energy sources in order to sustain their developments, they also have to pay attention to protect their energy independences. Thus, it is very important to develop their self-resources. Coal is the most common natural source which can meet our energy needs. However, coal mine enterprises have to be administrated cost-effectively in order get minimum energy costs. In this study, the efficiency of Turkish coal enterprises between the years 2003-2010 is measured by using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). Then, indicators which are the most important in estimating the efficiency were determined by using the efficiency scores obtained by DEA in the Data Mining technique.


Coal enterprises; Efficiency; Data envelopment analysis; Data mining

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