Multicriterion Methods: Features and Comparisons

  • Jean-Charles Pomerol
  • Sergio Barba-Romero
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 25)


Multicriterion decision is a vast area, as the reader will have appreciated by now. There are the fundamental theoretical aspects involving discrete mathematics, such as Arrow’s theorem and the conditions for additivity, and then the pragmatic side where we have to recognize that reality is always a question of multiple criteria, and practical solutions are needed before theorems. As Keen (1977) pointed out, “between the constraints and the criteria, there are no solutions” yet the decision maker (i.e. each and every one of us) somehow has to muddle along.


Decision Maker Choice Function Decision Matrix Aggregation Rule Aspiration Level 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Charles Pomerol
    • 1
  • Sergio Barba-Romero
    • 2
  1. 1.Université Pierre et Marie Curie de ParisFrance
  2. 2.Universidad de Alcala de HenaresSpain

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