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Practical Decision Making

An Introduction to the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) Using Super Decisions V2

  • Enrique Mu
  • Milagros Pereyra-Rojas

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Operations Research book series (BRIEFSOPERAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Enrique Mu, Milagros Pereyra-Rojas
      Pages 3-6
    3. Enrique Mu, Milagros Pereyra-Rojas
      Pages 7-22
    4. Enrique Mu, Milagros Pereyra-Rojas
      Pages 23-42
  3. Intermediate

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Enrique Mu, Milagros Pereyra-Rojas
      Pages 45-56
    3. Enrique Mu, Milagros Pereyra-Rojas
      Pages 57-60
    4. Enrique Mu, Milagros Pereyra-Rojas
      Pages 61-70
    5. Enrique Mu, Milagros Pereyra-Rojas
      Pages 71-78
  4. Advanced

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Enrique Mu, Milagros Pereyra-Rojas
      Pages 81-90
    3. Enrique Mu, Milagros Pereyra-Rojas
      Pages 91-96
    4. Enrique Mu, Milagros Pereyra-Rojas
      Pages 97-104
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 105-111

About this book

Introduction

This book offers a simple introduction to the fundamentals and applications of the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) without a pre-requisite for a sophisticated mathematical background. It provides a quick and intuitive understanding of the methodology using spreadsheet examples and explains in a step-by-step fashion how to use Super Decisions, a freely available software developed by the Creative Decisions Foundations. The book is intended to be a resource for decision makers with little or no exposure to the field of Operations Research (OR); however, the book can be used as a very gentle introduction to the AHP methodology and/or as an AHP hands-on supplement for standard OR textbooks. AHP is an intuitive and mathematically simple methodology in the field of multi-criteria decision making. Because of this, most AHP books assume the reader has basic OR mathematical background. However, AHP simplicity suggests that decision makers from all disciplines can take advantage of the methodology without struggling with the mathematics behind it. To fulfill this need, this book delivers a quick and practical understanding of the method that can be useful for corporate executives.

Keywords

Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) AHP Modeling AHP Theory Group Decision-Making Cost Benefit Analysis Ratings Models SuperDecisions 2.2

Authors and affiliations

  • Enrique Mu
    • 1
  • Milagros Pereyra-Rojas
    • 2
  1. 1.Carlow UniversityPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.University of Pittsburgh PittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-33861-3
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33860-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33861-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-0482
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-0504
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