The Seven Pillars of the Analytic Hierarchy Process

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 175)


The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) provides the objective mathematics to process the inescapably subjective and personal preferences of an individual or a group in making a decision. With the AHP and its generalization, the Analytic Network Process (ANP), one constructs hierarchies or feedback networks, then makes judgments or performs measurements on pairs of elements with respect to a controlling element to derive ratio scales that are then synthesized throughout the structure to select the best alternative.


Analytic Hierarchy Process Rank Preservation Ratio Scale Analytic Network Process Distributive Mode 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business AdministrationUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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