A study on the sales performance of automobiles: A case study of the US market

Her Her Tsai, Min Jhih Cheng, Shiu Wan Hung, Dong Sing He, Lin Wei Hu

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Abstract

This study employed data envelopment analysis and the Malmquist productivity index (MPI) to measure the sales performance of automobiles in the United States market. Our results indicate the mean efficiency value of pickups was higher than those of SUVs, minivans, and sedans/hatchbacks. The efficiency values of cars costing less than USD 20,000 were relatively low. In terms of changes in productivity, our results reveal that although the overall sales performance of the automobile market increased during the study period, the relevant technologies did not improve, but rather regressed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPICMET 2015 - Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology
Subtitle of host publicationManagement of the Technology Age, Proceedings
EditorsTugrul U. Daim, Dilek Cetindamar Kozanoglu, Dundar F. Kocaoglu, Timothy R. Anderson, Gary Perman, Kiyoshi Niwa
PublisherPortland State University
Pages2522-2530
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781890843328
DOIs
StatePublished - 21 Sep 2015
EventPortland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, PICMET 2015 - Portland, United States
Duration: 2 Aug 20156 Aug 2015

Publication series

NamePortland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology
Volume2015-September

Conference

ConferencePortland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, PICMET 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPortland
Period2/08/156/08/15

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