Jiri, Mazurek (2012): Some Notes on Inconsistence and Indecisiveness in the Analytic Hierarchy Process.

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Abstract
The aim of the article is to introduce a mathematical concept of indecisiveness into the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) framework. Indecisiveness can be useful in two ways: first, decision makers with high indecisiveness (higher than a given threshold value) can be excluded from a decision making process in its early stages as lowcompetent and replaced by other, more competent DMs; second, indecisiveness along with consistency index C.I. can be used for the calculation of (aposteriori) DMs’ weights without any additional information about DMs’ age, formal knowledge, social status, etc. The proposed approach is demonstrated on examples.
Item Type:  MPRA Paper 

Original Title:  Some Notes on Inconsistence and Indecisiveness in the Analytic Hierarchy Process 
English Title:  Some Notes on Inconsistence and Indecisiveness in the Analytic Hierarchy Process 
Language:  English 
Keywords:  AHP; inconsistence; decision making; indecisiveness 
Subjects:  D  Microeconomics > D7  Analysis of Collective DecisionMaking > D79  Other C  Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C6  Mathematical Methods ; Programming Models ; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling > C60  General 
Item ID:  42543 
Depositing User:  Jiri Mazurek 
Date Deposited:  12 Nov 2012 10:55 
Last Modified:  08 Oct 2016 01:00 
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URI:  https://mpra.ub.unimuenchen.de/id/eprint/42543 