Title: Multicriteria decision problem structuring: the strategic choice approach in the context of public projects in Italy

Authors: Diana Rolando

Addresses: Department of Architecture and Design, Politecnico di Torino, Viale Mattioli, 39, 10125 Turin, Italy

Abstract: During the first phase of complex plans it is necessary to analyse uncertainties and risks associated with the project, to define strategic decisions as well as concrete solutions. The strategic choice approach (SCA) is a methodology that adopts a multicriteria approach to shape decision problems, design and compare solutions and control uncertainties, in order to assist decision makers from the involved organisations. Recently SCA has been tested on a complex public project in Turin (Italy), to support the decisions to be made, the criteria for an ELECTRE application and the uncertainties to be analysed by all the stakeholders.

Keywords: multicriteria decision making; MCDM; problem structuring methods; project uncertainties; project risks; strategic decisions; strategic choice approach; SCA; public projects; complex plans; Turin; Italy; ELECTRE.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMCDM.2015.067942

International Journal of Multicriteria Decision Making, 2015 Vol.5 No.1/2, pp.4 - 38

Received: 02 Feb 2013
Accepted: 21 Oct 2013

Published online: 10 Mar 2015 *

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