Evaluation of Regional Technological Innovation Efficiency Based on Principal Component Analysis and DEA
Regional technological innovation ability is increasingly becoming the determining factor to attain an international competitive advantage for the areas, as well as to achieve regional economic growth and development. But in the same time of raising the regional technological innovation ability, it is also necessary to continuously improve the efficiency of regional technological innovation, so as to increase the resources efficiency. We evaluate the efficiency of regional technology innovation for China's 30 provinces and municipalities using comprehensive evaluation model combined principal component analysis and DEA. According to evaluation results, we think that the overall efficiency for regional technological innovation is at the low level, and most areas is at the stage of increasing returns to scale, that account for a common problem of insufficient investment in the process of regional technological innovation.
Dunwen Zuo, Hun Guo, Hongli Xu, Chun Su, Chunjie Liu and Weidong Jin
H. M. Chen et al., "Evaluation of Regional Technological Innovation Efficiency Based on Principal Component Analysis and DEA", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 33, pp. 378-382, 2010