Problems and Tools

  • Oleg I. Larichev
  • David L. Olson


People face multiple criteria in many decision contexts. Business people quite often face the problem of siting a location for various elements of their enterprise. Nuclear physicists need to select sites for the disposal of nuclear waste. These problems are complex, just as that of an individual looking for the appropriate drug to provide needed vitamins. There are many alternative drugs available, each with their own potential for complications. The advice of a physician is needed in this selection problem. Similarly, specialists in decision making with strong practical experience are extremely useful in enabling people to deal with complex multicriteria problems.


Analytic Hierarchy Process Criterion Weight Decision Method Logical Decision Preference Elicitation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oleg I. Larichev
    • 1
  • David L. Olson
    • 2
  1. 1.Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Texas A&M UniversityUSA

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