© 1987

Group Decision Making under Multiple Criteria

Methods and Applications


Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 281)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Ching-Lai Hwang, Ming-Jeng Lin
    Pages 1-9
  3. Ching-Lai Hwang, Ming-Jeng Lin
    Pages 10-144
  4. Ching-Lai Hwang, Ming-Jeng Lin
    Pages 145-305
  5. Ching-Lai Hwang, Ming-Jeng Lin
    Pages 306-346
  6. Ching-Lai Hwang, Ming-Jeng Lin
    Pages 347-354
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 355-405

About this book


This monograph is intended for an advanced undergraduate or graduate course of engineering and management science. as well as for persons in business. industry. military or in any field. who want an introductory and a capsule look into the methods of group decision making under multiple criteria. This is a sequel to our previous works entitled "Multiple Objective Decision Making--Methods and Applications (No. 164 of the Lecture Notes). and "Multiple Attribute Decision Making--Methods and Applications (No. 186 of the Lecture Notes). Moving from a single decision maker (the consideration of Lecture Notes 164 and 186) to a multiple decision maker setting introduces a great deal of complexity into the analysis. The problem is no longer the selection of the most preferred alternative among the nondominated solutions according to one individual's (single decision maker's) preference structure. The analysis is extended to account for the conflicts among different interest groups who have different objectives. goals. and so forth. Group decision making under multiple criteria includes such diverse and interconnected fields as preference analysis. utility theory. social choice theory. committee decision theory. theory of voting. game theory. expert evaluation analysis. aggregation of qualitative factors. economic equilibrium theory. etc; these are simplified and systematically classified for beginners. This work is to provide readers with a capsule look into the existing methods. their characteristics. and applicability in the complexity of group decision making.


Critical Path Method Simulation calculus decision theory game theory linear optimization

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringDurland Hall, Kansas State UniversityManhattenUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physics and EngineeringRoosevelt UniversityChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Group Decision Making under Multiple Criteria
  • Book Subtitle Methods and Applications
  • Authors Ching-Lai Hwang
    Ming-Jeng Lin
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-17177-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-61580-1
  • Series ISSN 0075-8442
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 400
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Operations Research/Decision Theory
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