The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP): Basics and Software

  • Karl Weber
Conference paper


The Analytic Hierarchy Process (ARP) is one of the most outstanding multicriteria decision making approaches. It employs a method of multiple-paired comparison of attributes to rank order alternative solutions to a uniobjective problem. The attributes themselves are decomposed into levels. The top level contains only one element which reflects the overall objective of the system. The lower levels usually contain a larger number of elements which are thought to the independent of the elements at the same level. But these elements directly relate to, or influence, elements at the level immediately below them.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl Weber
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  1. 1.Department of Business AdministrationUniversity of GießenGießenGermany

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