Volume 38, Issue 3 (May 2010)

    The Efficiency Analysis of Life Insurance Company in Taiwan: Two-Stage Data Envelopment Analysis

    (Received 13 May 2009; accepted 24 October 2009)

    Published Online: 2009

    CODEN: JTEOAD

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    Abstract

    In this research we use the two-stage data envelopment analysis (DEA) and divide life insurance activities into two stages according to the production characteristics of 11 life insurance companies in Taiwan. The first stage is the operational efficiency, and the second stage is the profitability efficiency. Analysis of the input and output data during the 2005–2006 period was made for 11 life insurance companies in Taiwan. The aim of this analysis was to investigate the relative efficiency of each life insurance company at various stages of production activities. The efficiency of decision processes that can be divided into single stages has been measured for the whole process as well as for each stage separately by using the conventional DEA methodology in order to identify the causes of inefficiency.


    Author Information:

    Tsai, Hui-Yin
    Dept. of Business Administration, Yuanpei Univ., Hsin Chu,

    Wang, An Siou
    Dept. of Business Administration, Yuanpei Univ., Hsin Chu,


    Stock #: JTE102495

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE102495

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    Title The Efficiency Analysis of Life Insurance Company in Taiwan: Two-Stage Data Envelopment Analysis
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    Committee F30