Some Traditional Methods to Approach the Problem of Multiple Objectives

  • Willem K. Brauers
Part of the Nonconvex Optimization and Its Applications book series (NOIA, volume 73)


Some traditional methods were thought to hold solutions for the multi-objective problem. Cost-Benefit e.g., uses one single unit, namely money. In that way, it represents an extremely materialistic approach. The person who is eager to work will be very unhappy with a purely monetary compensation. A child who lost his parents in a car accident is not compensated for his grief with a monetary payment. Security on the roads is not a purely monetary problem, but also a problem of education and trairiing, of soberness and road and weather conditions.


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  • Willem K. Brauers
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  1. 1.Faculty of Applied Economics and Institute for Development Policy and ManagementUniversity of AntwerpBelgium

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