Informations and abstract
Keywords: Efficiency Analysis; Logistics; Data Envelopment Analysis. JEL Classification: R400; R490; G140
The aim of the work is to analyse the efficiency of the Italian logistic providers in 2006-2010, basing on accounting information. In the last years, several studies have underlined the importance of the logistic sector on the efficiency of the domestic productive system, and they have also underlined the potential influence on the regional competitiveness. Despite of this, there is only a few of studies specifically dedicated to evaluation of this issue, or to the competitive position of the logistic firms in terms of efficiency. For this reason, this paper focuses on the efficiency level of the Italian logistic providers in order to highlight the trend in the last 5 years. To develop the research, several data has been collected from the main logistic firms, mainly using the CEBIL-CERVED database. In order to estimate the efficiency value, it has been used a non-parametric model (Data Envelopment Analysis), with the aim to analyse also the evolution of the market structure.