An overview on “The European school of MCDA: Emergence, basic features and current works”. (English) Zbl 0953.90536

Summary: This tutorial is based on a paper whose full version can be found in Multi-Criteria Decision Anal. 5, 27-38 (1996). In this paper, we were responding to an invitation issued by Simon French, editor of the Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis. The purpose of this paper has been to trace the development of a way of thinking and type of research which first saw the light of day in France, but which for many years have been influenced and supplemented by work carried out in other European countries. As suggested by Roman Slowinski and Zilla Sinuary-Stem, editors of this feature issue, we provide here a brief overview of our paper.


90B50 Management decision making, including multiple objectives
90-02 Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to operations research and mathematical programming
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