Efficiency and Productivity Analysis

Profile 
The Efficiency and Productivity Analysis research cluster was set up in 2016. The group publishes and disseminates applied research in the measurement, analysis, and drivers of efficiency and productivity in a number of areas of economics – particularly, long-term care in health, and also cultural, agricultural and manufacturing sectors. The cluster has grown to contain 3 KBS faculty with another 6 external collaborators based in industry and in international universities. In addition, this group includes 2 PhD researchers – one of whom has already successfully defended and completed her doctoral thesis in the area of Irish nursing homes’ productive efficiency. Our research cluster has already forged strong international links and is well-positioned to collaborate in generating high quality publications in top ranked international journals such as Health Care Management Science and Small Business Economics

Members of Group

Publications

Recent publications in peer-reviewed journals

  • Ni Luasa, S; Dineen, D; Zieba, M. (2018). Technical and scale efficiency in public and private Irish nursing homes - a bootstrap DEA approach. Health Care Management Science, 21: 326-347. DOI
  • Castiglione, C., Infante, D., Zieba, M. (2018). Technical efficiency in the Italian performing arts companies'. Small Business Economics, 51 (3): 609-638. DOI
  • Ipinnaiye, O., Dineen, D., Lenihan, H. (2017). Drivers of SME performance: a holistic and multivariate Approach, Small Business Economics, 48: 883–911. DOI
  • Zieba, M., Newman, C. (2013). Organisational Structure and Managerial Efficiency: A quasi-experimental analysis of German public theatres, Homo Oeconomicus, Volume 29 (4): 497-534. DOI
  • Zieba, M. (2011). An Analysis of Technical Efficiency and Efficiency Factors for Austrian and Swiss Non-Profit Theatres, Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics, Volume 147 (2): 233-274. DOI

Chapters in books

  • Buckley, R. (2010). MNE subsidiaries, productivity spillovers and SMEs. In Lenihan H., Andreosso-O’Callaghan, B., Hart M. (Eds.), SMEs in a globalised world. Survival and Growth Strategies on Europe's Geographical Periphery, 135-161, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Other publications

  • Dineen, D., Ni Luasa, S., Zieba, M. (2018). Determinants of Efficiency in the Irish Nursing Homes – A Double Bootstrap DEA, National Institute of Health Sciences, NIHS Research Bulletin, Vol. 8, Issue 1. DOI
  • Castiglione, C., Infante, D., Zieba M. (2018). Technical efficiency in the Italian performing arts companies, Kemmy Business School Research Bulletin, Issue 51. DOI
  • Ni Luasa, S., Dineen, D., and Zieba, M. (2016). An Evaluation of Technical Efficiency in the Nursing Home Sector in Ireland, National Institute of Health Sciences, NIHS Research Bulletin, Vol. 7, Issue 3, p.95-96, 2016.
  • Zieba, M. (2013). Evaluación de la eficiencia de las artes escénicas en Alemania, Austria y Suiza mediente métodos paramétricos, in Herrero, L. (Eds.): Simposio Internacional "Evaluación de la Eficiencia de Instituciones Culturales”, p. 81-114, ISBN: 978-84-938328-3-4., DOI
  • Zieba, M. (2013). Is theatre efficiency affected by the legal form type? A case study of German public theatres, Tafter Journal, Number 65 (November). DOI
  • Zieba, M., Newman, C. (2007). Understanding the Production in the Performing Arts: A Production Function for German Public Theatres, TEP Working Paper, No. 07/07, June 2007. DOI

Sponsored Research

  • SEED Funding 2019        Zieba, M., Ipinnaiye, O., The ESG scores as determinants of firm technical efficiency: a cross-sectoral panel data analysis.
  • SEED Funding 2016   Zieba, M., Castiglione, C., Infante, D., The determinants of Technical Efficiency in the Performing Arts Sector. A panel approach on the Italian companies over the period 2005-2012.

Open to the KBS School presentations 

  • 2019    Devitt, N., Zieba, M., Dineen, D. “Estimation of technical efficiency of Irish public hospitals using monthly panel data”, Spring Seminar Series, KBS, UL.
  • 2018    Zieba, M., Dineen, D., Ni Luasa, S. “A Comparison of Semi-Parametric Methods in Determining Nursing Home Technical Efficiency”, Spring Seminar Series, KBS, UL.
  • 2017    Dineen, D., Ni Luasa, S., Zieba, M. “Determinants of Efficiency in the Irish Nursing Homes – A Double Bootstrap DEA”, Spring Seminar Series, KBS, UL.

International seminar presentation

  • 2017    Zieba, M., Dineen, D., Ni Luasa, S. “Measuring efficiency and efficiency determinants in the Irish nursing home sector – A comparison of non-parametric and parametric methods”, Economics Seminar, University of Calabria (Italy). 

Recent major international conference presentations

  • 2019  Devitt, N., Zieba, M., Dineen, D. “Estimation of output-oriented technical efficiency of Irish public hospitals using monthly panel data”, 7th International Workshop on Efficiency in Education, Health and other Public Services, 5-6 September, Univeristat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona.
  • 2019  Castiglione, C., Infante, D., Zieba, M. “An analysis of efficiency and productivity change of performing arts firms in 11 European countries”, 9th European Workshop on Applied Cultural Economics, 5-7 September, Copenhagen Business School. 
  • 2019 Zieba, M., Dineen, D., Ni Luasa, S. “Labour management factors and efficiency in nursing homes: a semi-parametric approach”, 16th EWEPA conference, 10-13 June, Loughborough University London.
  • 2019  Devitt, N., Zieba, M., Dineen, D. “Estimation of output-oriented technical efficiency of Irish public hospitals using monthly panel data”, 16th EWEPA conference, 10-13 June, Loughborough University London.
  • 2017   Zieba, M., Dineen, D., Ni Luasa S. “Technical efficiency in the Irish nursing home sector – A comparison of non-parametric and parametric methods”, 15th European Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis (EWEPA), London.
  • 2017   Castiglione, C., Infante, D., Zieba M. “Do public funds increase the efficiency of the Italian theatres?” 8th European Workshop on Applied Cultural Economics (EWACE), University of Economics, Krakow.
  • 2016    Zieba, M., Dineen, D., Ni Luasa S. “Determinants of Efficiency in the Nursing Home Sector in Ireland – A Stochastic Frontier Input Distance Function Approach”, European Health Economics Association Conference, University of Hamburg.

 

Related Projects

International or other external links

  • Prof. William Addessi, Department of Economics and Business, University of Cagliari, Italy.
  • Dr. Concetta Castiglione, Department of Economics and Statistics and Finance, University of Calabria, Italy.
  • Prof. Davide Infante, Department of Economics and Statistics and Finance, University of Calabria, Italy.
  • Prof. Ana Rodriguez-Alvarez, Departamento de Economia. Oviedo University, Spain.
  • Prof. Luis César Herrero-Prieto, University of Valladolid, Spain. 
  • Lael Buckham, Teagasc, Agriculture and Food Development Policy.