The main aim of CEPMMA is to
bring together researchers within Aston Business
School into a community of researchers with overlapping
research interests in the field of performance measurement and
The research of CEPMMA members is primarily focused on efficiency
and productivity analysis, with a particular emphasis on the
application of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), and Stochastic Frontier
Analysis (SFA). Several CEPMMA members also employ accounting-based
performance measurement methods. Research projects in the Centre have
been funded by a variety of organisations including, the DfES, OFWAT,
HEFCE, and the ESRC.
CEPMMA also runs the EPSRC funded
Performance Management Training Package which provides 5 modules
covering DEA and Econometric performance measurement methods. These
modules can be taken not only by students on the MSc in Operational Research and Performance Management, but also by students in employment (notably at the DfES and OFWAT).