Pairwise Comparisons Method

Theory and Applications in Decision Making

  • Jaroslav Ramík

Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 690)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Pairwise Comparisons Method—Theory

  3. Pairwise Comparisons Method—Applications in Decision Making

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 229-231

About this book


This book examines relationships between pairwise comparisons matrices. It first provides an overview of the latest theories of pairwise comparisons in decision making, discussing the pairwise comparison matrix, a fundamental tool for further investigation, as a deterministic matrix with given elements. Subsequent chapters then investigate these matrices under uncertainty, as a matrix with vague elements (fuzzy and/or intuitionistic fuzzy ones), and also as random elements. The second part of the book describes the application of the theoretical results in the three most popular multicriteria decision-making methods: the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), PROMETHEE and TOPSIS. This book appeals to scholars in areas such as decision theory, operations research, optimization theory, algebra, interval analysis and fuzzy sets.


Decision making under uncertainty Multicriteria methods in evaluation and decision making Pairwise comparisons matrix Excel add-in software solver Probabilistic, fuzzy and interval uncertainty FuzzyDAME

Authors and affiliations

  • Jaroslav Ramík
    • 1
  1. 1.School Business AdministrationSilesian University in OpavaKarvinaCzech Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-39890-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-39891-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8442
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-9957
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