Models, Methods, Concepts & Applications of the Analytic Hierarchy Process

  • Thomas L. Saaty
  • Luis G. Vargas
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 175)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Thomas L. Saaty, Luis G. Vargas
    Pages 1-21
  3. Thomas L. Saaty, Luis G. Vargas
    Pages 23-40
  4. Thomas L. Saaty, Luis G. Vargas
    Pages 41-61
  5. Thomas L. Saaty, Luis G. Vargas
    Pages 63-70
  6. Thomas L. Saaty, Luis G. Vargas
    Pages 71-82
  7. Thomas L. Saaty, Luis G. Vargas
    Pages 83-93
  8. Thomas L. Saaty, Luis G. Vargas
    Pages 95-105
  9. Thomas L. Saaty, Luis G. Vargas
    Pages 115-128
  10. Thomas L. Saaty, Luis G. Vargas
    Pages 129-147
  11. Thomas L. Saaty, Luis G. Vargas
    Pages 159-169
  12. Thomas L. Saaty, Luis G. Vargas
    Pages 187-201
  13. Thomas L. Saaty, Luis G. Vargas
    Pages 249-262
  14. Thomas L. Saaty, Luis G. Vargas
    Pages 263-273
  15. Thomas L. Saaty, Luis G. Vargas
    Pages 275-279

About this book

Introduction

The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) is a prominent and powerful tool for making decisions in situations involving multiple objectives. Models, Methods, Concepts and Applications of the Analytic Hierarchy Process, 2nd Edition applies the AHP in order to solve problems focused on the following three themes: economics, the social sciences, and the linking of measurement with human values. For economists, the AHP offers a substantially different approach to dealing with economic problems through ratio scales. Psychologists and political scientists can use the methodology to quantify and derive measurements for intangibles. Meanwhile researchers in the physical and engineering sciences can apply the AHP methods to help resolve the conflicts between hard measurement data and human values. Throughout the book, each of these topics is explored utilizing real life models and examples, relevant to problems in today’s society.

This new edition has been updated and includes five new chapters that includes discussions of the following:

-          The eigenvector and why it is necessary
-          A summary of ongoing research in the Middle East that brings together Israeli and Palestinian scholars to develop concessions from both parties
-          A look at the Medicare Crisis and how AHP can be used to understand the problems and help develop ideas to solve them.

Keywords

Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) Analytic Network Process (ANP) Decision Making Macroeconomic Forecasting Utility Theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas L. Saaty
    • 1
  • Luis G. Vargas
    • 2
  1. 1.Katz Graduate, School of Business & College ofUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Katz Graduate, School of Business & College ofUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3597-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-3596-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-3597-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0884-8289
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