One of the most important tasks faced by decision-makers in business and government is that of selection. Selection problems are challenging in that they require the balancing of multiple, often conflicting, criteria. In recent years, a number of interesting decision aids have become available to assist in such decisions.
The aim of this book is to provide a comparative survey of many of the decision aids currently available. The first chapters present general ideas which underpin the methodologies used to design these aids. Subsequent chapters then focus on specific decision aids and demonstrate some of the software which implement these ideas. A final chapter provides a comparative analysis of their strengths and weaknesses.
"...should be on the shelf of every decision maker. There is a wealth of information one would want to dip into from time to time." - Jnl of the Operational Research Society
|Developing Criteria Hierarchies||p. 9|
|Multiattribute Utility Theory||p. 19|
|The Analytic Hierarchy Process||p. 49|
|Geometric Mean Technique||p. 69|
|Preference Cones||p. 81|
|Outranking Methods||p. 96|
|Aspiration-Level Interactive Model||p. 134|
|Visual Interactive Method||p. 145|
|Models with Uncertain Estimates||p. 151|
|Author Index||p. 189|
|Topic Index||p. 193|
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Series: Springer Series in Operations Research and Financial Engineering
Number Of Pages: 206
Published: 3rd November 1995
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.2
Weight (kg): 1.05