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Starting from the knowledge-based view of efficiency improvement, we propose a network-based approach to find the optimal stepwise benchmarking paths toward the efficiency frontier. The approach treats the Data Envelopment Analysis system as a network of teaching and learning firms and calculates the overall shortest paths taking into account both input endowment similarity and the efficiency gap covered in each step. In addition, based on network centrality concepts, the method discriminates between efficient and intermediate units, and highlights possible outliers or specialized units. As a realworld example, the method is applied to a network of Canadian bank branches and practical implications are discussed.
5. Conclusion and implications
The main purpose of this paper is to develop a network-based method of stepwise benchmarking that takes into account the input similarities and efficiency gap of each step. Based on the absorptive capacity, and the similarity of the teaching and learning organizations, it facilitates the knowledge transfer and interorganizational learning process. The study starts from the impossibility of a specific unit removing all the existent inefficiencies in a single step.