Profesor Emmanuel Thanassoulis na EF UMB

Emmanuel Thanassoulis je profesorom manažérskych vied na Aston Business School, Aston University, v anglickom Birminghame. Patrí k celosvetovo najuznávanejším odborníkom v oblasti komparatívneho merania efektívnosti rozhodovacích subjektov, predovšetkým s využitím DEA metód.

Program prednáškového pobytu profesora Emmanuela Thanassoulisa na EF UMB

Utorok 9. októbra 2018
09:05-10:25 (učebňa CAU2, nová budova EF UMB)
Prednáška "Assessing the Cost-Effectiveness of University Academic Recruitment and Promotion Policies"

Abstract. This lecture presents an approach (a joint work with D. Sotiros, G. Koronakos and D. Despotis) for higher education institutions to assess the economic efficiency of their recruitment and promotion practices concerning academic staff. Research output potential is a key criterion in most academic appointments. Generally, there is a long lead time between the conduct of research and its ultimate value in the form of disseminated knowledge. This means higher education institutions usually reward financially staff on the prospect of research output, albeit on the basis of research outputs achieved up to the point of recruitment or discretionary salary rise (e.g. through promotion). We propose a Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) model which can be used retrospectively to set salary costs against corresponding research outputs achieved as a measure of the financial efficacy of past recruitment and promotion practices. The analysis can identify potential issues with those practices and lead to improvements for the future.

Utorok 9. októbra 2018
12:15-13:35 (učebňa CAP1, nová budova EF UMB)
Prednáška "Efficiency Study of Empyema Patients at a Children’s Hospital"

Abstract. The objective of this study (done with A. Takamura-Tweedy, M. Patel and S. Rao) was to identify child Empyema inpatient spells at a UK hospital where the length of stay (LOS) could have been shorter. Reducing LOS can lower the cost of treatment while also improving hospital capacity utilisation. Empyema is a type of infection between the lungs and the chest cavity which can be life-threatening. A  Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) model is used to calculate the potential for LOS reductions in the case of 358 inpatient spells.  Spell level analysis is adopted so that the patient condition at the time of admission can be reflected as accurately as possible in terms of primary reason for admission to hospital and any co-morbidities which may influence LOS. Apart from potential LOS reduction the results are also  used to  explore the effects on LOS of other factors such as  age, admission source,  destination on discharge  of patient, time to first operation and team in charge of  treatment.

Streda 10. októbra 2018
09:05-10:25 (učebňa CAU2, nová budova EF UMB)
Prednáška "A Frontier-based System of Incentives for Units in Organisations with Varying Degrees of Decentralisation"

Abstract. The lecture present a paper (a joint work with M. Afsharian and H. Ahn) which focuses on hierarchically structured organisations with a large set of operating units. While the central body in such organisations faces asymmetry of information concerning the operating costs of the units, it may wish to incentivise them through benchmarking and target setting to operate as efficiently as possible. If a standard Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) approach is used for this purpose, each operating unit could estimate its own efficient targets. However, this decentralised scenario is not necessarily appropriate for a centralised organisation in which a central body wishes to optimise the performance of the system of units as a whole. On the other hand, a top-down imposed set of targets is often not suitable as they would be too demanding for some units and too lax for others. This paper proposes a DEA-based approach for incentivising the units of a hierarchically structured organisation in order to optimise the performance of the units collectively while at the same time the targets are not too demanding for inefficient units. The proposed approach is also extended so that incentive levels for operating units are determined over time, taking into account any changes in their productivity. Accordingly, the central management can strike a balance between not spending too much on incentives on the one hand and encouraging the operating units to reveal their true cost function on the other. We illustrate our approach using data from a set of German savings banks.

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