Title: Hierarchical alternatives in Multi Criteria Decision Making

Authors: M. Mohammadpour, S. Zolfaghari, M. Jabal Ameli

Addresses: Department of Industrial Engineering, Shomal University, Amol, Iran. ' Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. ' Department of Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran

Abstract: Multi Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) has been widely applied to strategic decision situations. In many situations, decision makers deal with MCDM problems with special structures within their alternatives. This paper focuses on the structure of alternatives and proposes a new problem-structuring approach based on hierarchical alternatives. An appropriate solution methodology based on fuzzy outranking is proposed and illustrative numerical examples are discussed.

Keywords: multicriteria decision making; MCDM; problem structuring; fuzzy outranking; hierarchical planning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMDM.2008.019361

International Journal of Management and Decision Making, 2008 Vol.9 No.4, pp.366 - 376

Published online: 09 Jul 2008 *

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