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Title: Selection of a spouse for females using hybrid multi-criteria decision-making model in India

Authors: Ankur Chauhan; Parveen Kumar

Addresses: Department of Operations Management, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida – 201309, Uttar Pradesh, India ' Department of Operations Management, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida – 201309, Uttar Pradesh, India

Abstract: Unlike western world, Indians have different way to choose their partner, especially for females. In the past, there were few opportunities available to females for the selection of their partner due to limited access to geographical area and information. With the enhanced communication mediums such as matrimonial websites females, especially corporate working, receive many profiles of the potential candidates for marriage. Hence, to assist the females in their decision making for selecting an appropriate life-partner this work has been conducted. The hybrid method of analytic hierarchy process (AHP) and technique for order preference and similarity to ideal solution (TOPSIS) has been applied to calculate the importance of each criterion which is identified through literature review and field survey and rank the various alternatives (candidate profiles), respectively. The results of a real case study show that the application of AHP and TOPSIS leads to better decision making for a female in the multi-criteria decision making scenario such as this.

Keywords: society; AHP; analytic hierarchy process; TOPSIS; technique for order preference and similarity to ideal solution; marriage; matrimonial websites; decision making.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMOM.2018.10016852

International Journal of Modelling in Operations Management, 2018 Vol.7 No.1, pp.29 - 41

Received: 17 Oct 2017
Accepted: 11 Dec 2017

Published online: 16 Oct 2018 *

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