Multicriteria Decision Making: Advances in MCDM Models, Algorithms, Theory, and Applications

Multicriteria Decision Making: Advances in MCDM Models, Algorithms, Theory, and Applications

by Tomas Gal, Theodor Stewart, Thomas Hanne
     
 
At a practical level, mathematical programming under multiple objectives has emerged as a powerful tool to assist in the process of searching for decisions which best satisfy a multitude of conflicting objectives, and there are a number of distinct methodologies for multicriteria decision-making problems that exist. These methodologies can be categorized in a variety

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At a practical level, mathematical programming under multiple objectives has emerged as a powerful tool to assist in the process of searching for decisions which best satisfy a multitude of conflicting objectives, and there are a number of distinct methodologies for multicriteria decision-making problems that exist. These methodologies can be categorized in a variety of ways, such as form of model (e.g. linear, non-linear, stochastic), characteristics of the decision space (e.g. finite or infinite), or solution process (e.g. prior specification of preferences or interactive). Scientists from a variety of disciplines (mathematics, economics and psychology) have contributed to the development of the field of Multicriteria Decision Making (MCDM) (or Multicriteria Decision Analysis (MCDA), Multiattribute Decision Making (MADM), Multiobjective Decision Making (MODM), etc.) over the past 30 years, helping to establish MCDM as an important part of management science. MCDM has become a central component of studies in management science, economics and industrial engineering in many universities worldwide.
Multicriteria Decision Making: Advances in MCDM Models, Algorithms, Theory and Applications aims to bring together 'state-of-the-art' reviews and the most recent advances by leading experts on the fundamental theories, methodologies and applications of MCDM. This is aimed at graduate students and researchers in mathematics, economics, management and engineering, as well as at practicing management scientists who wish to better understand the principles of this new and fast developing field.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Contains selected papers presented at a November 1997 meeting of the Regional Science Association International, held in Buffalo, NY, along with invited contributions from scholars active in the field of spatial multicriteria decision making and analysis. Early papers explore theoretical and conceptual aspects of this type of decision making not confined to any specific application domain. Remaining papers are organized along two major application domains: location decision and analysis problems, and various spatial decision problems whose systemic scope sets them apart from locational decision problems. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
'I highly recommend the book to a broad audience of graduate students and scientists in operations research, economics, management sciences, and engineering, and to practitioners interested in following recent developments in MCDM.'
Interfaces, 31:3(2001)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461372837
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Series:
International Series in Operations Research & Management Science , #21
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1999
Pages:
538
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

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