A Strategy for Using Multicriteria Analysis in Decision-Making: A Guide for Simple and Complex Environmental Projects

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 10, 2011 - Science - 298 pages
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This book develops a whole strategy for decision-making, with the full participation of the decision-maker and utilizing continuous feedback. It introduces the use of the very well-known and proven methodology, linear programming, but specially adapted for this purpose. For this, it incorporates a method to include subjective concepts, as well as the possibility of working with many different and even contradictory objectives. The book is liberally populated with diverse case studies to illustrate the concepts. This practical guide will be of interest to anyone undertaking analysis and decision-making, on both simple and complex projects, and who is looking for a strategy to organize, classify, and evaluate the large amount of information required to make an informed decision. The strategy includes methods to analyze the results and extract conclusions from them.
 

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Contents

Strategic Plan for Decision Making Its Constituent Elements
1
Getting and Processing Data
23
State of the Art in DecisionMaking
55
Linear Programming for a Single Objective
103
Features in Formulating and Solving Decision Problems Sensitivity Analysis
122
The SIMUS Method
151
Comparison of Different Models
168
Planning and Solving Actual Complex Projects
183
SWOT Analysis Risk Analysis Actual Problems Solved and Methods Used
251
Glossary
291
Index
295
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