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International Journal of Business and Systems Research
International Journal of Business and Systems Research


Special Issue on: "Applications of the Analytic Hierarchy Process in Business and Systems"

Guest Editors:
Rafikul Islam, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
Professor Min-Suk Yoon, Chonnam National University, South Korea

The analytic hierarchy process or AHP, a popular multi-criteria decision making method, has a wide range of applications, particularly in the area of business and management. In the competitive, fast-changing, globalised business world, business leaders and managers often encounter problems in making decisions that involve multiple criteria, some of which may be subjective in nature.

The major advantage of using AHP is that the method can effectively deal with objective as well as subjective factors. It also proposes to break down a complex decision making problem into a number of distinct albeit inter-related components that makes the derivation of a potential solution easier.

In addition, the method is user-friendly and can easily accommodate multiple decision makers. All of these factors make AHP a popular method that can further spur applications in many areas of business and systems. Therefore, a special issue on applications of AHP in business and systems is very timely and relevant.

Scholarly papers are invited from all over the world for publication in this issue.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Business education
  • Decision support systems
  • E-commerce
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental applications
  • Forecasting and prediction
  • Group decision making in business
  • Healthcare management and systems
  • Information systems
  • International business
  • Marketing
  • Performance measurement
  • Production and operation systems
  • Project management
  • Quality management and systems
  • Strategic management and systems
  • Supply-chain management
  • Sustainable development
  • Systems dynamics
  • Technology and decision making
  • Value-based management

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 28 February, 2015

Notification to authors: 30 April, 2015

Final versions due by: 30 June, 2015