Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis in Regional Planning

Concepts, Methods and Applications

  • Fumiko Seo
  • Masatoshi Sakawa

Part of the Theory and Decision Library book series (TDLB, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Fumiko Seo, Masatoshi Sakawa
    Pages 1-12
  3. Fumiko Seo, Masatoshi Sakawa
    Pages 13-58
  4. Fumiko Seo, Masatoshi Sakawa
    Pages 59-105
  5. Fumiko Seo, Masatoshi Sakawa
    Pages 106-148
  6. Fumiko Seo, Masatoshi Sakawa
    Pages 149-180
  7. Fumiko Seo, Masatoshi Sakawa
    Pages 181-228
  8. Fumiko Seo, Masatoshi Sakawa
    Pages 229-276
  9. Fumiko Seo, Masatoshi Sakawa
    Pages 277-312
  10. Fumiko Seo, Masatoshi Sakawa
    Pages 313-349
  11. Fumiko Seo, Masatoshi Sakawa
    Pages 350-390
  12. Fumiko Seo, Masatoshi Sakawa
    Pages 391-432
  13. Fumiko Seo, Masatoshi Sakawa
    Pages 433-458
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 501-535

About this book


This book is devoted to presenting theoretical fundamentals for the methods of multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) in the social sciences with particular intent to their applicability to real-world decision making. The main characteristics of the complex problems facing humans in the world today are multidimensional and have multiple objecti ves; they are large-scale, and have nonconimensura te and conflicting objectives, such as economic, environmental, societal, technical, and aesthetic ones. The authors intend to establish basic concepts for treating these complex problems and to present methodological discussions for MCDM with some applications to administrative, or regional, planning. MCDM is composed of two phases: analytical and judgmental. In this book, we intend to consolidate these two phases and to present integrated methodologies for manipulating them with particular interest in managerial decision making, which has not yet been properly treated in spite of its urgent necessi ty. Al though a number of books in MCDM fields have already been published in recent years, most of them have mainly trea ted one aspect of MCDM. Our work specifically intends to trea t the methodology in unified systems and to construct a conceptual structure with special regards to the intrinsic properties of MCDM and its "economic meanings" from the social scientific point of view.


calculus game theory linear optimization nonlinear optimization optimization

Authors and affiliations

  • Fumiko Seo
    • 1
  • Masatoshi Sakawa
    • 2
  1. 1.Kyoto Institute of Economic ResearchKyoto UniversityJapan
  2. 2.Department of Information EngineeringIwate UniversityJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8291-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4035-2
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