© 1996

Decision Aids for Selection Problems


Part of the Springer Series in Operations Research book series (ORFE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. David L. Olson
    Pages 1-8
  3. David L. Olson
    Pages 9-18
  4. David L. Olson
    Pages 19-33
  5. David L. Olson
    Pages 34-48
  6. David L. Olson
    Pages 49-68
  7. David L. Olson
    Pages 69-80
  8. David L. Olson
    Pages 81-95
  9. David L. Olson
    Pages 96-118
  10. David L. Olson
    Pages 119-133
  11. David L. Olson
    Pages 134-144
  12. David L. Olson
    Pages 145-150
  13. David L. Olson
    Pages 151-161
  14. David L. Olson
    Pages 162-172
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 173-194

About this book


One of the most important tasks faced by decision-makers in business and government is that of selection. Selection problems are challenging in that they require the balancing of multiple, often conflicting, criteria. In recent years, a number of interesting decision aids have become available to assist in such decisions.
The aim of this book is to provide a comparative survey of many of the decision aids currently available. The first chapters present general ideas which underpin the methodologies used to design these aids. Subsequent chapters then focus on specific decision aids and demonstrate some of the software which implement these ideas. A final chapter provides a comparative analysis of their strengths and weaknesses.


Manufacturing automation business calculus decision making utility theory

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Business Analysis, College of Business Administration and Graduate School of BusinessTexas A & M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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