Measuring arbitrage opportunities: A minimum performance inefficiency estimation technique

Sergey Anokhin, Marvin D. Troutt, Joakim Wincent, Alan A. Brandyberry

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Entrepreneurs respond to opportunities that come in two basic forms: innovation and arbitrage. This article presents a technique called the minimum performance inefficiency (MPI) estimation method that could be used to estimate arbitrage opportunities. The technique has several advantages over the conceptually similar data envelopment analysis (DEA) and other techniques. The authors validate the technique with a well-known data set and illustrate its use based on secondary data from the publishing industry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-66
Number of pages12
JournalOrganizational Research Methods
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Decision Sciences(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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