Introduction to the Analytic Hierarchy Process

  • Matteo Brunelli

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Operations Research book series (BRIEFSOPERAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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  3. Matteo Brunelli
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  4. Matteo Brunelli
    Pages 33-44
  5. Matteo Brunelli
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 71-83

About this book


The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) has been one of the foremost mathematical methods for decision making with multiple criteria and has been widely studied in the operations research literature as well as applied to solve countless real-world problems. This book is meant to introduce and strengthen the readers’ knowledge of the AHP, no matter how familiar they may be with the topic.

This book provides a concise, yet self-contained, introduction to the AHP that uses a novel and more pedagogical approach. It begins with an introduction to the principles of the AHP, covering the critical points of the method, as well as some of its applications. Next, the book explores further aspects of the method, including the derivation of the priority vector, the estimation of inconsistency, and the use of AHP for group decisions. Each of these is introduced by relaxing initial assumptions. Furthermore, this booklet covers extensions of AHP, which are typically neglected in elementary expositions of the methods. Such extensions concern different numerical representations of preferences and the interval and fuzzy representations of preferences to account for uncertainty. During the whole exposition, an eye is kept on the most recent developments of the method.


AHP Analytic Hierarchy Process MCDA Multi-Criteria Decision Making Preference Modelling Priority Vector

Authors and affiliations

  • Matteo Brunelli
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  1. 1.Dept. of Mathematics & Systems AnalysisAalto UniversityAaltoFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Matteo Brunelli 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-12501-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-12502-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-0482
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-0504
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