Title: PROMETHEE-GDSS revisited: applications so far and new developments

Authors: Cathy Macharis; Bertrand Mareschal; Jean-Philippe Waaub; Lauriane Milan

Addresses: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, MOBI, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium ' Université Libre de Bruxelles, Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, 50 av. F. Roosevelt, 1050 Brussels, Belgium ' UQAM, Geography, GERAD, CP 8888 succ., Centre-Ville, Montreal, H3C 3P8, Quebec, Canada ' Vrije Universiteit Brussel, MOBI, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

Abstract: The PROMETHEE method, developed by Brans (1982) and Brans and Mareschal (1994) has been extended to be used in the group decision context (as described in Macharis et al., 1998). PROMETHEE has thus been embedded in GDSS and has been widely used in various decision contexts. The aim of the paper is to analyse how PROMETHEE-GDSS has been applied and which further developments can enhance its applicability. The analysis is structured along a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis and on the basis of this analysis recommendations are given.

Keywords: group DSS; decision support systems; GDSS; GMCDA; PROMETHEE; stakeholders; group decision making; SWOT analysis.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMCDM.2015.067941

International Journal of Multicriteria Decision Making, 2015 Vol.5 No.1/2, pp.129 - 151

Received: 09 Feb 2013
Accepted: 29 Sep 2013

Published online: 10 Mar 2015 *

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