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Decision Aids for Selection Problems : Springer Series in Operations Research - David L. Olson

Decision Aids for Selection Problems

Springer Series in Operations Research


Published: 3rd November 1995
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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

Introductionp. 1
Developing Criteria Hierarchiesp. 9
Multiattribute Utility Theoryp. 19
SMARTp. 34
The Analytic Hierarchy Processp. 49
Geometric Mean Techniquep. 69
Preference Conesp. 81
Outranking Methodsp. 96
ZAPROSp. 119
Aspiration-Level Interactive Modelp. 134
Visual Interactive Methodp. 145
Models with Uncertain Estimatesp. 151
Comparisonsp. 162
Bibliographyp. 173
Author Indexp. 189
Topic Indexp. 193
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ISBN: 9780387945606
ISBN-10: 0387945601
Series: Springer Series in Operations Research and Financial Engineering
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 206
Published: 3rd November 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 1.05