Multicriteria and Multiagent Decision Making with Applications to Economics and Social Sciences

  • Aldo G. S. Ventre
  • Antonio Maturo
  • Šárka Hošková-Mayerová
  • Janusz Kacprzyk

Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 305)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-11
  2. Silvia Bortot, Ricardo Alberto Marques Pereira
    Pages 15-26
  3. David Carfi, Francesco Musolino
    Pages 27-48
  4. Enrico Ciavolino, Giovanni Indiveri
    Pages 65-76
  5. Salvador Cruz Rambaud, María José Muñoz Torrecillas
    Pages 97-108
  6. Salvador Cruz Rambaud, Viviana Ventre
    Pages 109-114
  7. Pietro D’Amico, Ferdinando Di Martino, Salvatore Sessa
    Pages 115-128
  8. Patrik Eklund, Mario Fedrizzi, Robert Helgesson
    Pages 143-150
  9. Salvatore Ercolano, Fabiana Monacciani, Pietro Rostirolla
    Pages 151-162
  10. Šárka Hošková-Mayerová, Václav Talhofer, Alois Hofmann
    Pages 179-194
  11. Luca Giordano, Cesare Imbriani, Antonio Lopes
    Pages 195-217
  12. Janusz Kacprzyk, Sławomir Zadrożny, Hannu Nurmi, Mario Fedrizzi
    Pages 219-236
  13. Antonio Maturo, Fabrizio Maturo
    Pages 237-249
  14. Antonio Maturo, Aldo G. S. Ventre
    Pages 251-262
  15. Noemi L. Olivera, Araceli N. Proto, Claudia M. Sarris
    Pages 263-274
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 315-315

About this book


The book provides a comprehensive and timely report on the topic of decision making and decision analysis in economics and the social sciences. The various contributions included in the book, selected using a peer review process, present important studies and research conducted in various countries around the globe. The majority of these studies are concerned with the analysis, modeling and formalization of the behavior of groups or committees that are in charge of making decisions of social and economic importance. Decisions in these contexts have to meet precise coherence standards and achieve a significant degree of sharing, consensus and acceptance, even in uncertain and fuzzy environments. This necessitates the confluence of several research fields, such as foundations of social choice and decision making, mathematics, complexity, psychology, sociology and economics. A large spectrum of problems that may be encountered during decision making and decision analysis in the areas of economics and the social sciences, together with a broad range of tools and techniques that may be used to solve those problems, are presented in detail in this book, making it an ideal reference work for all those interested in analyzing and implementing mathematical tools for application to relevant issues involving the economy and society.


Banking systems Collective choice Decisions in uncertain and fuzzy environments Economic Systems Financial crisis Fuzzy preferences Group decision making Multicriteria and multiagent decision making Planning, control and use of land and cities Public participation Social Choice

Editors and affiliations

  • Aldo G. S. Ventre
    • 1
  • Antonio Maturo
    • 2
  • Šárka Hošková-Mayerová
    • 3
  • Janusz Kacprzyk
    • 4
  1. 1., Department of ArchitectureSecond University of NapoliAversaItaly
  2. 2.“G. d’Annunzio", Department of Letters, Arts andUniversity of Chieti-PescaraChietiItaly
  3. 3.Faculty of Military Technology, Department of Mathematics and PhysicsUniversity of DefenceBrnoCzech Republic
  4. 4., Systems Research InstitutePolish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-35634-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-35635-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1434-9922
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-0808
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