Uncertain Multi-Attribute Decision Making

Methods and Applications

  • Zeshui Xu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Real-Valued MADM Methods and Their Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Zeshui Xu
      Pages 99-133
  3. Interval MADM Methods and Their Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
  4. Linguistic MADM Methods and Their Applications

  5. Uncertain Linguistic MADM Methods and Their Applications

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 367-373

About this book


This book introduces methods for uncertain multi-attribute decision making including uncertain multi-attribute group decision making and their applications to supply chain management, investment decision making, personnel assessment, redesigning products, maintenance services, military system efficiency evaluation. Multi-attribute decision making, also known as multi-objective decision making with finite alternatives, is an important component of modern decision science. The theory and methods of multi-attribute decision making have been extensively applied in engineering, economics, management and military contexts, such as venture capital project evaluation, facility location, bidding, development ranking of industrial sectors and so on. Over the last few decades, great attention has been paid to research on multi-attribute decision making in uncertain settings, due to the increasing complexity and uncertainty of supposedly objective aspects and the fuzziness of human thought. This book can be used as a reference guide for researchers and practitioners working in e.g. the fields of operations research, information science, management science and engineering. It can also be used as a textbook for postgraduate and senior undergraduate students.


Aggregation operators Interval numbers Linguistic labels Multi-attribute decision making Preference relations Uncertain linguistic variables

Authors and affiliations

  • Zeshui Xu
    • 1
  1. 1.Business SchoolSichuan UniversityChengduChina

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-45639-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-45640-8
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