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Title: Performance Evaluation of Tour de France Cycling Teams using Data Envelopment Analysis
Authors: Rogge, Nicky ×
Van Reeth, Daam
Van Puyenbroeck, Tom #
Issue Date: Aug-2013
Publisher: Fitness Information Technology
Series Title: International Journal of Sport Finance vol:8 pages:236-257
Abstract: This paper uses a robust (order-m) DEA approach to evaluate the efficiency of Tour de France cycling teams. Since there are multiple ways this event can be successful for a cycling team, we take it that managers face strategic input decisions regarding team and rider characteristics. Specifically, we distinguish between ranking teams, sprint teams, and mixed teams, and compute for each team an efficiency score as due to the team’s performance relative to similarly classified teams and an efficiency score that is the consequence of the team type. We find that ranking teams are generally more efficient than other types of cycling teams.
ISSN: 1558-6235
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Centre for Economics and Corporate Sustainability, Campus Brussels
Research Centre for Educational Research & Development, Campus Brussels (-)
Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) - miscellaneous
Research Centre for Globalization, Innovation and Competition, Campus Brussels (-)
Department of ECON-CEDON, Campus Brussels
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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