TITLE

Multiple criteria and multiple periods performance analysis: the comparison of telecommunications sectors in the Maghreb countries

AUTHOR(S)
Colson, Gerard; Sabri, Karim; Mbangala, Mapapa
PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
Journal of Telecommunications & Information Technology;2006, Vol. 2006 Issue 4, p67
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In four Maghreb countries (Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania and Tunisia), a considerable improvement of the situation of the telecommunication operators has been noticed during the nineties. The evolution in these countries was very different depending on their economic policies, their effort of reorganization of their telecommunication sector and their technological change. Theses differences will be exhibited and analysed by comparing the operators' performances over a decade (1992-2001). A first approach is based on the Malmquist DEA TFP index for measuring the total factors productivity change, decomposed into technical efficiency change and technological changes. Second, using the Promethee II method and the software ARGOS, a multiple criteria analysis is performed, taking into account a larger scope of analysis. A main issue is that the general performance ranking of sets of operators by country is almost the same according to the two methods, although the variables of inputs and output used for the index of Malmquist are different and narrower in the considered scope than the chosen families of criteria used in method Promethee and software ARGOS. Both methods of analysis provide however complementary useful detailed information, especially in discriminating the technological and management progresses for Malmquist and the two dimensions of performance for Promethee: that are the service to the community and the enterprises performances, often in conflict.
ACCESSION #
23714701

 

Related Articles

  • Sistema de apoyo al proceso de toma de decisiones de inversión en tecnología según el modelo de Kepner y Tregoe. Montenegro, Joe Luis Nassar; Santiago, Alberto Muñoz // Pensamiento & Gestión;2006, Issue 21, p49 

    This research develops a model and a software to evaluate technological investments in the telecommunication companies. Offers a new change to the traditional methods to evaluate projects, because introduce an integral model to the quantitative evaluation of important qualitative critters, as...

  • Analysis of Risks for Virtualization Technology. Menghua Song // Applied Mechanics & Materials;2014, Issue 539, p374 

    In IT field, the application of the virtualization technology has expanded the capacity of computer hardware, simplified the software configuration process, and simulated the parallel operation of multiple CPUs. Such technology can achieve multiple operating systems running one platform at the...

  • BELLSOUTH SELECTS RIT'S PATCHVIEW INTERNET DATA EXCHANGE.  // RBOC Update;Oct2001, p2 

    Examines the use of integrated network management solutions in the United States. Centralization of maintenance activities; Role of management system on the needs of telecommunication companies; Improvement of network performance and maximization of telecom and datacom network investment returns.

  • Telecommunication Infrastructure in India: An Uphill Journey. Sumanjeet // ICFAI Journal of Infrastructure;Dec2007, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p18 

    The telecom services have been recognized the worldover as an important tool for the socioeconomic development of a nation. Telecommunication is one of the prime support services needed for rapid growth and modernization of various sectors of the economy. It has become especially important in...

  • Managing Technology and Administration Innovations: Four Case Studies on Software Reuse. Sherif, Karma; Menon, Nirup M. // Journal of the Association for Information Systems;Jul2004, Vol. 5 Issue 7, p247 

    A software process innovation, such as software reuse, involves both technology and administration innovation. Following literature on organizational change, absorptive capacity, innovation assimilation stages, and software reuse, we develop a process model of the assimilation trajectory of an...

  • PrismTech and Gumstix debut miniature, COTS-based SDR platform. Howard, Courtney E. // Military & Aerospace Electronics;Jul2007, Vol. 18 Issue 7, p10 

    The article reports that engineers at PrismTech Corp. and Gumstix Inc. have unveiled the first commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software-communications-architecture (SCA) software-defined-radio (SDR) solution on a miniature computer. PrismTech's Spectra SCA-compliant, COTS-based software is...

  • Predestined to be all things to all men. Tierney, Stephen // Euronet;Aug2001, Issue 14, p28 

    Reports the launch of Thor, a unified messaging platform by Speech-Design in Germany. Features of the device; Advantage of Thor over other competitors; Importance of using voice command to access the internet; Factors enhancing the usage of the system with service providers.

  • A TMN tune-up. Bucholtz, Chris // Telephony;11/24/97, Vol. 233 Issue 21, p46 

    Focuses on a Telecommunications Management Network (TMN)-based platform developed by MCI to more effectively monitor the performance of its network and reduce development and management costs. Background on the Integrated Management Platform for Advanced Communications Technologies (Impact);...

  • Energy Savings across Verticals Using various M2M Technologies. Khemani, Vivek // Siliconindia;Sep2010, Vol. 13 Issue 9, p28 

    The article focuses on the machine-to-machine (M2M) technology. It states that M2M allows data from devices to be relayed from a network to a software application that could apply the data. It says the components of an M2M such as a group of communication-enabled devices, communication links and...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics