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Fuzzy Set Based Consensus Schemes for Multicriteria Group Decision making Applied to Strategic Planning

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This paper studies three consensus schemes based on fuzzy models for dealing with the input of multiple experts in multicriteria decision making. The consensus schemes are based on different aggregation procedures for constructing a collective decision. In the paper, we propose a methodology that makes use of the three consensus schemes implemented by a coordination mode that creates an efficient manner of exploiting the capabilities of each member of the group in a cooperative work. The applicability and efficiency of the proposed methodology is demonstrated through an application related to strategic planning.

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Parreiras, R.O., Ekel, P.Y. & Morais, D.C. Fuzzy Set Based Consensus Schemes for Multicriteria Group Decision making Applied to Strategic Planning. Group Decis Negot 21, 153–183 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10726-011-9231-0

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