Title: Application of analytic hierarchy process in identification of productive investment sector: a case study of Sylhet in Bangladesh
Authors: M.Z. Hossain; S.K. Das; J.U. Ahmed
Addresses: Department of Statistics, Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Sylhet 3114, Bangladesh ' Department of Statistics, Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Sylhet 3114, Bangladesh ' Department of Economics, Moulvibazar Government College, Moulvibazar, Bangladesh
Abstract: This study has attempted to develop and apply the analytical hierarchy process model to identify the productive investment sectors in the Sylhet region of Bangladesh, considering nine economic resources available in the region as criteria for selecting the productive sectors from nine potential alternatives. Accordingly, this study has identified accessibility of fund, possibility of high profit and availability of raw materials as the most important criteria for investment and finally, tea industry, fisheries and livestock-based industry and agro-based industry (processing) as the most productive investment sectors in the region.
Keywords: Bangladesh; Sylhet; regions; analytical hierarchy process; AHP; investment sectors; investment criteria; economic resources; productive sectors; funds; funding accessibility; high profits; materials availability; raw materials; tea growing; fisheries; livestock rearing; fish; fishing industry; agro-based industries; agriculture; food processing; business innovation; business research.
International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2012 Vol.6 No.5, pp.499 - 513
Published online: 12 Dec 2014 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article