Using Data Envelopment Analysis to Evaluate Environmentally Conscious Tourism Management

28 Pages Posted: 25 May 2004

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Valentina Bosetti

Bocconi University; CMCC - Euro Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change

Mariaester Cassinelli

RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment; CMCC - Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici

Alessandro Lanza

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Milan; CMCC - Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici; Bocconi University - IEFE Centre for Research on Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy

Date Written: March 2004

Abstract

This paper discusses a methodology to assess the performances of tourism management of local governments when economic and environmental aspects are considered as equally relevant. In particular, the focus is on the comparison and efficiency assessment of Italian municipalities located on the costal areas. In order to assess the efficiency status of the considered management units, Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), a methodology for evaluating the relative efficiency of decision making units, is applied. The efficiency index measure used in DEA analysis accounts for both environmental and economic features correlated to the tourism industry. Further, potential managerial improvements for those areas resulting far from the efficiency frontier can be investigated.

Keywords: Data envelopment analysis, Sustainable tourism

JEL Classification: L83, M40, Q01

Suggested Citation

Bosetti, Valentina and Cassinelli, Mariaester and Lanza, Alessandro, Using Data Envelopment Analysis to Evaluate Environmentally Conscious Tourism Management (March 2004). FEEM Working Paper No. 59.04. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=541124 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.541124

Valentina Bosetti (Contact Author)

Bocconi University

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Mariaester Cassinelli

RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment ( email )

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CMCC - Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici ( email )

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Italy

Alessandro Lanza

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Milan

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20123 Milan
Italy

CMCC - Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici ( email )

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Milan, 20122
Italy

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