Multiple Criteria Decision Making: From Early History to the 21st Century

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World Scientific, 2011 - Decision making - 197 pages
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Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) is all about making choices in the presence of multiple conflicting criteria. MCDM has become one of the most important and fastest growing subfields of Operations Research/Management Science. As modern MCDM started to emerge about 50 years ago, it is now a good time to take stock of developments. This book aims to present an informal, nontechnical history of MCDM, supplemented with many pictures. It covers the major developments in MCDM, from early history until now. It also covers fascinating discoveries by Nobel Laureates and other prominent scholars. The book begins with the early history of MCDM, which covers the roots of MCDM through the 1960s. It proceeds to give a decade-by-decade account of major developments in the field starting from the 1970s until now. Written in a simple and accessible manner, this book will be of interest to students, academics, and professionals in the field of decision sciences.
 

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Contents

Chapter 2 MCDM Developments in the 1970s
17
Chapter 3 MCDM Developments in the 1980s
31
Chapter 4 MCDM Developments in the 1990s and Beyond
43
Chapter 5 MCDM Conferences
63
Chapter 6 MCDM Society Traditions
89
Chapter 7 Awards and Presidents
93
Chapter 8 Biographies of Leading MCDM Scholars
95
Chapter 9 Conclusion
157
References
161
Subject Index
185
Name Index
191
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STANLEY ZIONTS is Alumni Professor of Decision Support Systems, School of Management, State University of New York, Buffalo.

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