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Emerging Trends in the Development and Application of Composite Indicators

Book Description

Perceiving complex multidimensional problems has proven to be a difficult task for people to overcome. However, introducing composite indicators into such problems allows the opportunity to reduce the problem's complexity. Emerging Trends in the Development and Application of Composite Indicators is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on the benefits and challenges presented by building composite indicators, and how these techniques promote optimized critical thinking. Highlighting various indicator types and quantitative methods, this book is ideally designed for developers, researchers, public officials, and upper-level students.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Preface
  6. Chapter 1: Measuring Cross-Border Regional Integration with Composite Indicators
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND: CROSS-BORDER REGIONAL INTEGRATION IN THE ORESUND REGION
    4. MAIN FOCUS: THE ORESUND INTEGRATION INDEX
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: THE COMPOSITE STI INDEX
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS AND CONCLUSION
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  7. Chapter 2: Developing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Index
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CURRENT STATUS
    4. TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE URBAN MOBILITY INDEX
    5. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    6. REFERENCES
    7. ADDITIONAL READING
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  8. Chapter 3: Composite Indices in Technology Management
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. METHODOLOGY AND COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF INDICES
    4. CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE INDICES
    5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
    6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Chapter 4: Composite Indicators of a Knowledge Society
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SEMI-STRUCTURED INTERVIEWS
    4. FACTOR ANALYSES
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. ADDITIONAL READING
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Chapter 5: Composite Indicators Construction by Data Envelopment Analysis
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. DATA ENVELOPMENT ANALYSIS
    5. DEA-BASED COMPOSITE INDICATORS
    6. ADVANTAGES AND DRAWBACKS OF DEA MODELS
    7. CASE STUDY: RANKING OF REGIONS IN SERBIA
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Chapter 6: Methodological Challenges in Building Composite Indexes
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND AND METHODOLOGY
    4. RESEARCH CONTEXT
    5. DISCUSSION
    6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH AND CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    11. ENDNOTES
  12. Chapter 7: Composite Indicators of Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE MULTIDIMENSIONALITY OF THE MEASUREMENT OF DEVELOPMENT: COMPOSITE INDICATORS
    5. SOME RECENT PROPOSALS FOR COMPOSITE INDICATORS OF DEVELOPMENT
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    11. ENDNOTES
  13. Chapter 8: Constructing a Multidimensional Socioeconomic Index and the Validation of It with Early Child Developmental Outcomes
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SOCIOECONOMIC CONTEXT AS THE BASIS OF HEALTHY CHILD DEVELOPMENT
    4. CONSTRUCTION OF THE SOCIOECONOMIC INDEX: A PRINCIPAL COMPONENTS ANALYSIS APPROACH
    5. RESULTS FROM PRINCIPAL COMPONENTS ANALYSIS
    6. A PRELIMINARY LOOK AT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EARLY CHILD DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES AND SOCIOECONOMIC INDEX
    7. CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSION
    8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    12. ENDNOTES
  14. Chapter 9: The Rule of Law Index
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RULE OF LAW INDEX
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. RESULTS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  15. Chapter 10: Comparison of Input and Output Indicators in Measuring Human Capital
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. METHOD
    5. DATA AND FINDINGS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    11. ENDNOTE
  16. Chapter 11: The Delphi Method Application in the Analysis of Postgraduate Students' Attitudes on the Environmental Performance Index
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. METHODOLOGY: RESEARCH CONTEXT
    5. RESULTS
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. ADDITIONAL READING
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Chapter 12: How Age-Friendly Are Cities?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. DEVELOPING AN AGE-FRIENDLY CITY INDEX IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
    5. DISCUSSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Chapter 13: Using Data Envelopment Analysis to Construct Human Development Index
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DATA ENVELOPMENT ANALYSIS AND COMPOSITE INDICATORS
    4. CONSTRUCTION OF COMPOSITE INDICES: WEIGHTS AND RANKINGS
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. MODELS WITH COMMON WEIGHTS
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    12. APPENDIX: TABLE OF THE HDI/DEA RANKINGS
  19. Chapter 14: Statistical Approach for Ranking OECD Countries Based on Composite GICSES Index and I-Distance Method
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. EMPIRICAL EXAMPLE
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  20. Compilation of References
  21. About the Contributors