Constructing Measures: The Example of Indicators

  • Denis Bouyssou
  • Thierry Marchant
  • Marc Pirlot
  • Patrice Perny
  • Alexis Tsoukiàs
  • Philippe Vincke
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 32)

Abstract

Our daily life is filled with indicators: I.Q., Dow Jones, GNP, air quality, physicians per capita, poverty index, social position index, consumer price index, rate of return,… If you read a newspaper, you could feel that these magic numbers rule the world.

Keywords

Dioxide Dust Ozone Income 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Denis Bouyssou
    • 1
  • Thierry Marchant
    • 2
  • Marc Pirlot
    • 3
  • Patrice Perny
    • 4
  • Alexis Tsoukiàs
    • 5
  • Philippe Vincke
    • 6
  1. 1.ESSECFrance
  2. 2.Ghent UniversityBelgium
  3. 3.Faculté Polytechnique de MonsSMROBelgium
  4. 4.LIP6Université Paris VIFrance
  5. 5.LAMSADE — CNRSUniversité Paris DauphineFrance
  6. 6.SMG — ISROUniversité Libre de BruxellesBelgium

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