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The role of weights and scales in the application of multiobjective decision making. (English) Zbl 0537.90054

This role is clearly crucial. The main questions at stake here are: 1) How different techniques may yield different results when applied to the same problem, apparently under the same assumptions? 2) How different techniques use the weights (in such a way that the same weights may lead to different results)? Several methods are compared for a water resources example, namely compromise programming, cooperative game theory, multiattribute utility theory, ELECTRE.
Reviewer: V.Cohen

MSC:

90B50 Management decision making, including multiple objectives
62C12 Empirical decision procedures; empirical Bayes procedures
91B06 Decision theory
91B16 Utility theory
91A12 Cooperative games
62C25 Compound decision problems in statistical decision theory
90C90 Applications of mathematical programming
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