The Analytic Hierarchy Process and Systems Thinking

  • D. Petkov
  • O. Mihova-Petkova
Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 465)


The purpose of this research is to determine the similarities between the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and various strands of thought in the systems movement, and where AHP stands in the System of Systems Methodologies, proposed by Jackson and Keys. It is claimed that there can be found a common foundation for the complementarist use of AHP with other well known systems methodologies.


Systems Thinking AHP Multicriteria Decision Making 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Petkov
    • 1
  • O. Mihova-Petkova
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Information SystemsUniversity of NatalPietermaritzburgSouth Africa
  2. 2.Department of Information SystemsUniversity of Durban WestvilleDurbanSouth Africa

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