Quality and Quantity

, Volume 43, Issue 3, pp 351–380 | Cite as

Integrated environmental assessment of the location selection with fuzzy analytical network process

  • Cheng-Ru Wu
  • Chin-Tsai Lin
  • Huang-Chu Chen
Original Paper


Owing to the complexity of a construction project, the fuzzy ANP is helpful to deal with interdependent relationships within a multi-criteria decision-making model. This paper uses the Porter’s diamond model that influences how competitive advantages, which is a matrix providing a conceptual model for the main framework, as a construct for selecting the location of a regional hospital in Taiwan to determine its effectiveness. The applicability of our proposed fuzzy ANP model is demonstrated with a case study that summarizes an intervention in which the model’s framework and basic concepts were applied.


Fuzzy ANP Diamond model Selection of location 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of FinanceYuanpei UniversityHsin ChuTaiwan, ROC
  2. 2.Graduate Institute of Business and ManagementYuanpei University of Science and TechnologyHsin ChuTaiwan, ROC
  3. 3.Department of Business AdministrationNational Dong Hwa UniversityHualienTaiwan, ROC

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