As its title implies, Advances in Multicriteria Analysis presents the most recent developments in multicriteria analysis and in some of its principal areas of application, including marketing, research and development evaluation, financial planning, and medicine. Special attention is paid to the interaction between multicriteria analysis, decision support systems and preference modeling. The five sections of the book cover: methodology; problem structuring; utility assessment; multi-objective optimisation; real world applications. Audience: Researchers and professionals who are operations researchers, management scientists, computer scientists, statisticians, decision analysts, marketing managers and financial analysts.
Table of ContentsEditorial. I: Methodology. A short note on a methodology for choosing a decision-aid method; Ph. Vinke. A note on the 'min in favor' choice procedure for fuzzy preference relations; D. Bouyssou. Eliciting information concerning the relative importance of criteria; V. Mousseau. II: Problem structuring. Unstructured problems and developments of prescriptive decision making methods; O.I. Larichev, H.M. Moshkovich. Multicriteria analysis in problem solving and structural complexity; V. Korotkich. III: Utility assessment. General overview of the Macbeth approach; C.A. Bana e Costa, J.-C. Vansnick. Building additive utilities in the presence of non-monotonic preferences; D.K. Despotis, C. Zopounidis. IV: Multi-objective optimization. The ideal-degradation-procedure: searching for vector equilibria; M. Zeleny. The light beam search-outranking based interactive procedure for multiple-objective mathematical programming; A. Jaszkiewicz, R. Slowinski. Aspiration level approach to interactive multi-objective programming and its applications; H. Nakayama. When is a Stackelberg equilibrium Pareto-optimum? A. Migdalas. V: Real-world applications. Preference disaggregation analysis in agricultural product consumer behaviour; Y. Siskos, et al. An application of the UTA discriminant model for the evaluation of R&D projects; E. Jacquet-Lagreze. Searching for a financial plan: a MOLP multiple reference point approach; J.P. Costa, J.N. Climaco. Scheduling surgeries for patients requiring post-operative intensive care: a multiple objective integer programming approach; H.P. Benson. Author index.