Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering   »   2013 Vol.14, No.3

 

 

Title: A multiple-criteria decision-making model for evaluating sustainability of business enterprises

 

Authors: San Rathviboon; Mario T. Tabucanon; Muttucumaru Sivakumar

 

Addresses:
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Program, School of Engineering and Technology, Asian Institute of Technology, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Program, School of Engineering and Technology, Asian Institute of Technology, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand
School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia

 

Abstract: This paper proposes an analytical approach to evaluating how businesses respond to the global call for sustainable development. A model is developed using the multiple-criteria decision-making approach. The analytic hierarchy process and the data envelopment analysis, when used conjunctively, serve as a framework for evaluation of sustainability. The use of the model is demonstrated in several business areas illustrated through case studies. The model can be adapted to any evaluation problem concerning sustainability of business enterprises.

 

Keywords: MCDM; multi-criteria decision making; AHP; analytical hierarchy process; DEA; data envelopment analysis; sustainable SCM; supply chain management; sustainable development; business sustainability.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2013.054283

 

Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2013 Vol.14, No.3, pp.315 - 332

 

Available online: 02 Jun 2013

 

 

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