Selecting the most preferable alternatives in a group decision making problem using DEA

Majid Zerafat Angiz L., Ali Emrouznejad, Adli Mustafa, A. Rashidi Komidan

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Abstract

Group decision making is the study of identifying and selecting alternatives based on the values and preferences of the decision maker. Making a decision implies that there are several alternative choices to be considered. This paper uses the concept of Data Envelopment Analysis to introduce a new mathematical method for selecting the best alternative in a group decision making environment. The introduced model is a multi-objective function which is converted into a multi-objective linear programming model from which the optimal solution is obtained.
A numerical example shows how the new model can be applied to rank the alternatives or to choose a subset of the most promising alternatives.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9599-9602
Number of pages4
JournalExpert Systems with Applications
Volume36
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009

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Decision making
Data envelopment analysis
Linear programming

Keywords

  • group decision making
  • preferential voting system
  • data envelopment analysis
  • most preferable alternative

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Zerafat Angiz L., Majid ; Emrouznejad, Ali ; Mustafa, Adli ; Rashidi Komidan, A. / Selecting the most preferable alternatives in a group decision making problem using DEA. In: Expert Systems with Applications. 2009 ; Vol. 36, No. 5. pp. 9599-9602.
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