Nonconvex Optimization and Its Applications

Multicriteria Methodology for Decision Aiding

Authors: Roy, Bernard

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axiomatic results should be at the heart of such a science. Through them, we should be able to enlighten and scientifically assist decision-making processes especially by: - making that wh ich is objective stand out more c1early from that which is less objective; - separating robust from fragile conc1usions; - dissipating certain forms of misunderstanding in communication; - avoiding the pitfall of illusory reasoning; - emphasizing, once they are understood, incontrovertible results. The difficulties I encountered at the begining of my career as an operations researcher, and later as a consultant, made me realize that there were some limitations on objectivity in decision-aiding. In my opinion, five major aspects must be taken into consideration: 1) The borderline (or frontier) between what is and what is not feasible is often fuzzy. Moreover, this borderline is frequently modified in light of what is found from the study itself. 2) In many real-world problems, the "decision maker D" does not really exist as a person truly able to make adecision. Usually, several people (actors or stakeholders) take part in the decision process, and it is important not to confuse the one who ratifies adecision with the so-called decision maker in the decision ai ding process. This decision maker is in fact the person or the set of persons for whom or in the name of whom decision aiding effort is provided.

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`So who should read this book? Just about everybody concerned with supporting decisions. ... all will gain valuable new perspectiveness. On decision making and decision support. This book is too important ... I recommend it wholeheartedly as a thought provoking read.'
Journal of the Operational Research Society, 48 (1998)
`There is no dbout that this book is one of the most important publications in MCDA to have appeared in the history of the subject. It should be essential reading for anyone working in the field of multicriteria decision support.'
Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 11:2 (1998)

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multicriteria Methodology for Decision Aiding
Authors
Series Title
Nonconvex Optimization and Its Applications
Series Volume
12
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-2500-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-2500-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4166-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4761-1
Series ISSN
1571-568X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 293
Additional Information
Originally published in French
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