Empirical Study of Performance Evaluation for the Implementation of Learning Organizations in the Ecology Industry with Data Envelopment Analysis

Kaijun Yu, Ruiyi Gong, Longjie Sun, Shanshan Hu, Yuzhou Luo

Ekoloji, 2018, Issue 106, Pages: 867-874, Article No: e106033


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At the moment, the Eco-Industry around the world has gradually formed a society for learning together. Each Eco-Industry is trying to find an optimal approach as the model for an enterprise to change. Therefore, the concept of a learning organization emerged because of this opportunity. There are already many scholars who investigated the constituent elements of a learning organization. However, there is still no relevant research on the achievement of applications in practice to this day. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to investigate and evaluate the performance of introducing learning organizations into the Eco-Industry in China via the analysis of qualitative research in combination with quantitative data. The modified Delphi method was used in this study to screen out the input and output factors. Data envelopment analysis was also used as a tool for assessing the efficiency. The variables and data used in this study came from the statistical data published by companies. The results of this study indicated that it is known from the efficiencies obtained by DEA and the information gathered from various variables that, the operating efficiency of a chemical enterprise’s learning organization for 1 DMU belongs to strong form efficiency. The operating efficiencies of a chemical enterprise’s learning organization for 5 DMUs are in the range of 0.9 and 1, which are marginal inefficient units. The operating efficiencies of a chemical enterprise’s learning organization for 4 DMUs are lower than 0.9, which are distinctly inefficient units. The key factors that affect the implementation of learning organizations for the Eco-Industry in China were determined by sensitivity analyses. At the final stage of this study, conclusions and recommendations were proposed based on the results we obtained with the expectation to be beneficial for the Eco-Industry in China to implement learning organizations.


eco-industry, learning organization, performance assessment


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