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Quality & Quantity

, Volume 44, Issue 2, pp 375–390 | Cite as

Location choice for direct foreign investment in new hospitals in China by using ANP and TOPSIS

  • Chin-Tsai LinEmail author
  • Meng-Chuan Tsai
Research Note

Abstract

This study models location choices for foreign direct investments in new hospitals in China as an multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) problem and designs develops a multidirectional relationship decision model combines the techniques of analytic network process (ANP) and technique for order performance based on similarity to the ideal solution (TOPSIS). This study discusses applying ANP to the relative weighting of multiple assessment criteria. The TOPSIS approach is employed to rank 15 counties without the Zhoushan of China’s Yangtze River Delta (YRD) region in terms of their overall performance under the decision model. To illustrate how the proposed approach is applied to the problem of selecting locations for new hospitals in China an empirical study of a real case is performed. This study demonstrates the effectiveness and feasibility of the proposed assessment procedure.

Keywords

Location choice Foreign direct investment (FDI) Hospital China ANP TOPSIS 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of ManagementMing Chuan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan, ROC

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