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Multi-Criteria Decision Making Methods : A Comparative Study :  A Comparative Study - Evangelos Triantaphyllou

Multi-Criteria Decision Making Methods : A Comparative Study

A Comparative Study

Hardcover Published: January 2001
ISBN: 9780792366072
Number Of Pages: 290

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Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) has been one of the fastest growing problem areas in many disciplines. The central problem is how to evaluate a set of alternatives in terms of a number of criteria. Although this problem is very relevant in practice, there are few methods available and their quality is hard to determine. Thus, the question Which is the best method for a given problem?' has become one of the most important and challenging ones. This is exactly what this book has as its focus and why it is important. The author extensively compares, both theoretically and empirically, real-life MCDM issues and makes the reader aware of quite a number of surprising abnormalities' with some of these methods. What makes this book so valuable and different is that even though the analyses are rigorous, the results can be understood even by the non-specialist. Audience: Researchers, practitioners, and students; it can be used as a textbook for senior undergraduate or graduate courses in business and engineering.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Introduction to Multi-Criteria Decision Makingp. 1
Multi-Criteria, Decision Making Methodsp. 5
Quantification of Qualitative Data for MCDM Problemsp. 23
Deriving Relative Weights from Ratio Comparisonsp. 57
Deriving Relative Weights from Difference Comparisonsp. 73
A Decomposition Approach for Evaluating Relative Weights Derived from Comparisonsp. 87
Reduction of Pairwise Comparisons Via a Duality Approachp. 115
A Sensitivity Analysis Approach for MCDM Methodsp. 131
Evaluation of Methods for Processing a Decision Matrix and Some Cases of Ranking Abnormalitiesp. 177
A Computational Evaluation of the Original and the Revised AHPp. 201
More Cases of Ranking Abnormalities When Some MCDM Methods Are Usedp. 213
Fuzzy Sets and Their Operationsp. 235
Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Decision Makingp. 241
Conclusions and Discussion for Future Researchp. 263
Referencesp. 267
Subject Indexp. 275
Author Indexp. 283
About the Authorp. 289
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ISBN: 9780792366072
ISBN-10: 0792366077
Series: Applied Optimization
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: January 2001
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.49 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.65

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