This volume contains a selection of papers presented at the Eighth International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM). MCDM has been an active research area for over 20 years and the previous conferences clearly showed a tremendous growth of interest. A variety of successful applications and recent developments of interactive computer software to support decision making confirm a sustained progress. The aim of the book is to take stock of the impact of multicriteria concepts in organisations and to involve management practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds. To this end the book is organised round five broad themes and papers discuss the following topics: Psychology - how do individuals in practice use and relate to the methodologies. Organisation - how do our models fit into the decision making framework of real organisations. Application - how have the models been used in practice and what is the users view. Methodology - what are the new areas in model development. Related Areas - is there complementary work, e.g. Expert Systems which may be attempting to solve very similar problems.
I - Psychology.- Acquisitions, Mergers and Habitual Domains Analysis.- An Experimental Study of the Effectiveness of Computer-Programmed Decision Support.- Decision Rationality and Habitual Domain Analysis.- A Holistic Approach in Multicriteria Decision Aid.- A Comparison of Multi-Attribute Utility Generation Methods.- Interactive Optimization : An Optimal Scaling and Step Sizing Approach for the Method of Abstract Forces.- A Multidimensional Scaling Model for Qualitative Pair Wise Comparisons.- Modelling Inaccurate Determination, Uncertainty, Imprecision Using Multiple Criteria.- II - Organisation.- The Meeting Simulator for Stimulating Abduction.- The Use of Symbols in Multicriteria Decision Making.- Identification and Development of Alternatives: Introduction to the Recognition of Process Typologies.- On-Line Group Decision Support.- The Effect of Decision Maker Characteristics on Group Decision Making.- Gestalt System of Holistic Graphics: New Management Support View of MCDM.- III - Applications.- The Use of Multicriteria Techniques to Rank Highway Investment Proposals.- Linear Goal Programming in Estimation of Classification Probability.- Formal Tender Evaluation.- Ranking, Monitoring and Control of Research Projects in the Pharmaceutical Industry.- The Analysis of Liquid Milk Supply to Urban Agglomeration by Bicriterion Linear Transportation Model with the MPSX/370 Package.- Desirable Properties of Interactive Multi-Objective Programming Methods.- Multicriteria Issues in Marketing : A Sales Resource Allocation Example and Potential Areas of Future Research.- An Interactive Multi-Criteria Model for Audit Workload Planning.- NMIS : A National Model for Inspection Selection With Limited Resources.- Multiple Criteria Decision Support Systems on Microcomputers - An Application in Production Planning.- A Multiobjective Model for Locating Public Facilities on an Uncongested Transportation Network.- A Multicriterion Optimization Model for Industrial Promotion: The Case of Korea.- V.I.S.A. - VIM for MCDA.- A Hybrid Model of Strategic Planning.- On Health Care Districts Planning by Multiobjective Analysis with the MPSX/370 Package.- An Interactive Support System for Bond Trading.- IV - Methodology.- A Careful Look at Efficiency in Multiple Objective Linear Programming.- Alternative Scales in AHP.- Describing and Formalizing the Evaluation Process of Portuguese Navy Officers.- Inconsistent Linear Constraints and Objectives in MOLP Problems.- Multi Factorial Financial Planning.- The Use of Preference Information in Multiple Criteria Interactive Procedures.- Construction of a Multiattribute Risk Function and its Properties for Assessing Hazardous Events.- Nondaminated Tradeoffs and Termination in Interactive Multiple Objective Linear Programming.- Partial Information and Sensitivity Analysis in Multi-objective Decision Making.- Algorithms for Multi-objective Nonlinear Programming Problems: An Overview.- Dynamic Interactive Network Analysis System.- A Safe Choice Procedure in Interactive Programming.- Personal Computer-Aided Interactive Decision Making for Multiobjective Linear Programming Problems With Fuzzy Coefficients and its Applications.- Performance Characteristics of Three Interactive Solution Strategies for Bicriteria Integer Programming.- V - Related Areas.- Multiple Criteria Trajectory Decision Support Using Polyscreen Workstations: A Production Planning Illustration.- Multiobjective Decision Support for Simulated Gaming.- Research on Decision-Aiding: How To Be A DSS.- Expert Knowledge Acquisition System.- Problem Structuring Tools for Pre-MCDM Stage.- Definite A Support System for Decisions on a Finite Set of Alternatives.- And/Or Graphs, Scenarios and Multiple Criteria: Prototyping in Decision Support.- A Framework for Building an Expert System for MCDM Models Selection.- An Expert System for Assigning Investment Quality Ratings Using the AHP.- Preparing an Intelligent Interface for the Use of Multicriteria Outranking Methods.- Abstracts.- Abstracts of papers presented at the conference but not included in the proceedings.- Appendices.- 1. Conference Participants.- 2. Organisation.- 3. List of Sponsors.
Series: Lecture Notes in Economic and Mathematical Systems
Number Of Pages: 606
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.41 x 16.99
Weight (kg): 0.98