A generalized multiple layer data envelopment analysis model for hierarchical structure assessment: A case study in road safety performance evaluation

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A generalized multiple layer data envelopment analysis model for hierarchical structure assessment: A case study in road safety performance evaluation. / Shen, Yongjun; Hermans, Elke; Ruan, Da; Wets, Geert; Brijs, Tom; Vanhoof, Koen.

In: Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 38, No. 12, 02.06.2011, p. 15262-15272.

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Shen, Yongjun ; Hermans, Elke ; Ruan, Da ; Wets, Geert ; Brijs, Tom ; Vanhoof, Koen. / A generalized multiple layer data envelopment analysis model for hierarchical structure assessment: A case study in road safety performance evaluation. In: Expert Systems with Applications. 2011 ; Vol. 38, No. 12. pp. 15262-15272.

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