Title: Determining common weights by regarding predetermined priorities of decision-making units (DMUs)

Authors: Reza Kiani Mavi, Ahmad Makui, Safar Fazli, Alireza Alinezhad

Addresses: Department of Industrial Management, Islamic Azad University (IAU), Science & Research Branch, Punak, Ashrafi Isfahani Highway, Tehran, Iran. ' Department of Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Narmak, Farjam Street, Tehran, Iran. ' Department of Industrial Management, Imam Khomeini International University (IKIU), Noruzian Street, Qazvin, Iran. ' Department of Industrial Engineering, Islamic Azad University (IAU), Qazvin Branch, Nokhbegan Street, Qazvin, Iran

Abstract: In most practical applications, managers are seeking to obtain common set of weights to enable them not only to evaluate all of the organisational units on the basis of a common evaluation but also to develop their favourite ranking by these common weights, and to apply their own policies in their managerial systems considering the predetermined priorities. In this article, the combined models of DEA and MODM to reach the abovementioned goals are presented.

Keywords: common weights; data envelopment analysis; DEA; multi-objective decision making; MODM; lexicography method; ranking; common evaluation; predetermined priorities.

DOI: 10.1504/IJDSRM.2009.031116

International Journal of Decision Sciences, Risk and Management, 2009 Vol.1 No.3/4, pp.167 - 179

Published online: 21 Jan 2010 *

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