grouping method

Benchmarking of market infrastructure development: regional aspect

In this paper, a methodology for benchmarking study of the market infrastructure development in regions of Ukraine is developed. As indicators for comparison, the number of active enterprises in the sectors that make up the market infrastructure was chosen. The suitability of standardization of output data by the standard deviation of the mean (Z-index) is grounded. The aggregation of standardized data is carried out by a simple arithmetic mean. The aggregated data are evaluated by two methods: ranking and grouping with irregular intervals.