Int. J. of Technology Management   »   1989 Vol.4, No.1



Title: A decision model which considers qualitative factors


Author: Terry Lynn Payne


Address: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831, USA


Abstract: Today's key business decisions are frequently based solely on the judgement of 'technical experts'. While this may be the ultimate decision point, a more effective method would be to compare the alternative courses of action on the basis of some quantifiable measure. This problem is resolved by developing a mathematical model which includes qualitative factors in the quantitative analysis.


Keywords: decision models; quantitative analysis; qualitative analysis; technology management; mathematical modelling.


DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1989.026014


Int. J. of Technology Management, 1989 Vol.4, No.1, pp.1 - 7


Available online: 26 May 2009



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