Document Type: Research Paper


1 Associate Professor of Business Administration Administration, Islamic Azad University of Rasht, Iran

2 PhD student of Business Administration, Islamic Azad University of Rasht, Iran


This study is an applied study conducted to evaluate and compare the efficiency of Iran's regional power companies using conventional and network Data Envelopment Analysis methods. Iran's regional power companies use two- phased process to transmit power. Using applied approach, the performance and efficiency of these companies were measured with network and conventional methods, and they were compared with each other (input-oriented BCC). It was indicated that network models have wider application compared with other method since it provides vivid picture of the efficiency of regional power companies. The Wilcoxon test result shows there is significant difference between efficiency scores of Iran's regional power companies using BCC and network methods, and investigation of the quality of difference of scores also indicate that efficiency of companies in the network model is lower than efficiency scores of BCC model. In general, network models have higher application than to provide a vivid picture of the efficiency of regional electricity companies and more accurate comparison of them.


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