Group Decision and Negotiation

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 217–232 | Cite as

Aggregation and Disaggregation of Preferences for Collective Decision-Making



Group decisions are of longstanding interest to researchers from a wide spectrum of disciplines. Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS) can play a vital role in situations where multiple persons are involved, each having their own private perceptions of the context and the decision problem to be tackled. In such an environment the conflict between the members of the planning group is not an unusual situation. Multiple criteria decision aid (MCDA) methods may be a useful tool in coping with such interpersonal conflicts where the aim is to achieve consensus between the group members. This paper combines two well-known multicriteria methods, based on the notion of aggregation of preferences, in order to construct a consensus seeking methodology for collective decision-making.


group decisions multiple-criteria decision-making preference disaggregation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. F. Matsatsinis
    • 1
  • E. Grigoroudis
    • 1
  • A. Samaras
    • 1
  1. 1.Decision Support Systems LaboratoryTechnical University of CreteChaniaGreece

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