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Abstract

Group decision making takes place in almost all domains. In building construction domain, a team of contractors with disparate specializations collaborate. Little research has been done to propose group decision making technique for this domain. As such, specific teams’ competitiveness enhancements are minimal as it takes more time for individual evaluators to choose the right partners. Qualitative and quantitative methods were used. Themes and categorizations were based on deductive approach. Subsequently, Group Fuzzy Analytical Hierarchy Process (GFAHP), Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) algorithm, was designed and applied. It uses all evaluation criteria unlike Fuzzy AHP (FAHP) which excludes some criteria that are assigned zero weights. GFAHP reduces the number of pairwise comparisons required when a large number of attributes are to be compared. Validation of the technique carried out by five case studies, show that GFAHP is approximately 98.7% accurate in the selection of partners.

Keywords

Multi criteria decision making Group Fuzzy Analytical Hierarchy Process Partners evaluation and selection problem 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceDedan Kimathi University of TechnologyNyeriKenya
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and InformaticsUniversity of Free StateBloemfonteinSouth Africa

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