Weighting Methods and Associated Problems

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


Quite often in multicriterion analysis, a decision maker suddenly takes the view that one criterion is either more or less important than another; this may be for various reasons including personal preference (which may be reasonably objective or completely subjective). We shall call this measure of relative importance of criteria as seen by the decision maker, the weight. This chapter is devoted to examining the nature of weights, the methods which can be used to evaluate them and the consequences of how well or badly they are used.


Decision Maker Weighting Method Decision Matrix Efficient Point Pairwise Comparison Matrix 
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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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