Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering   »   2007 Vol.2, No.4

 

 

Title: AHP-based expert analysis of forest industry strategies

 

Author: Kalle Elfvengren, Jukka Korpela, Markku Tuominen, Pentti Sierila

 

Addresses:
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Lappeenranta University of Technology, P.O. Box 20, FIN-53851, Lappeenranta, Finland.
Numminiityntie 8, 01800 Klaukkala, Finland.
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Lappeenranta University of Technology, P.O. Box 20, FIN-53851, Lappeenranta, Finland.
Mielikinviita 5 B 8, 02100 Espoo, Finland

 

Abstract: This study evaluates different strategic courses of action concerning the whole forest industry sector. The assessments are based on the opinions of a group of experts in Finnish forest industries. The aim of the study is to evaluate the factors of success and their relative weights, and to evaluate the formulated strategy alternatives of the forest industries for the future (the year 2010 and beyond). The decision support method Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) has been utilised in the assessment of different strategies. With AHP, it is possible to evaluate several strategies and to synthesise qualitative and quantitative factors in the decision making.

 

Keywords: analytic hierarchy process; AHP; forest industries; strategy analysis; Finland.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2007.013185

 

Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2007 Vol.2, No.4, pp.375 - 392

 

Available online: 11 Apr 2007

 

 

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