On the problem of weights in multiple criteria decision making (the noncompensatory approach). (English) Zbl 0579.90059

Summary: This paper shows how the notion of ’relative importance of attributes’ can be defined within the framework of the noncompensatory approach to multiple criteria decision making. The problem of weights then appears as a problem of functional representation of relations. We state some theoretical results concerning this problem and outline a practical decision-aid (TACTIC) based on the ideas introduced in the paper.


90B50 Management decision making, including multiple objectives
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