Title: Making decisions in hierarchic and network systems
Authors: Thomas L. Saaty, Mariya Sodenkamp
Addresses: 322 Mervis Hall, Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA. ' Business Information Systems Department, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, University of Paderborn, Tuensberg 27, 59602 Ruethen-Oestereiden, Germany
Abstract: This paper summarises a mathematical theory of the measurement of both tangible and intangible factors, the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and its generalisation to dependence and feedback, the Analytic Network Process (ANP) and illustrates their application to making complex multicriteria decisions.
Keywords: intangibles; tangibles; measurement; judgements; pairwise comparisons; importance; likelihood; preference; priorities; synthesis; decision; analytical hierarchy process; AHP; analytical network process; ANP; mathematical theory; multicriteria decisions; multiple criteria decision making; MCDM.
International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, 2008 Vol.1 No.1, pp.24 - 79
Published online: 24 Apr 2008 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article