Assessing group performance with Malmquist indices: the evaluation of the brand effect in retailing Conference Paper uri icon


  • This study explores the differences in performance between two groups of grocery stores with different brands. The paper develops a Malmquist-type index to distinguish internal inefficiencies from those associated with the group (or brand) characteristics. A fundamental characteristic of the new index is to compare in a static setting.

publication date

  • January 1, 2005