Advances in Decision Analysis

  • Nadine Meskens
  • Marc Roubens

Part of the Mathematical Modelling: Theory and Applications book series (MMTA, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Hervé Raynaud
    Pages 1-12
  3. Denis Bouyssou, Marc Pirlot
    Pages 13-29
  4. Jean-Luc Marichal, Marc Roubens
    Pages 69-85
  5. Valerie Belton, Theodor J. Stewart
    Pages 87-104
  6. D. L. Olson, A. I. Mechitov, H. Moshkovich
    Pages 105-119
  7. Carlos A. Bana E Costa, Jean-Claude Vansnick
    Pages 131-157
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 201-203

About this book


The present book fmds its roots in the International Conference on Methods and Applications of Multiple Criteria Decision Making held in Mons in May 1997. A small number of contributions to that conference were selected via a refereeing procedure and retained authors were requested to include in their final version their more recent results. This explains why some papers differ significantly from the original presentation. The introductory paper of Raynaud addresses the long range forecasts in Multiple Criteria Decision Making on the basis of a Delphi process that was run before and during the congress. In a second part, the French author explains how he and some of his partners could find the proof of an important conjecture : the iteration of a strongly monotonic choice function is not a strongly monotonic ranking function. The second part of the book covers methodological aspects of decision theory. The contribution of Bouyssou and Pirlot concerns the reformulation of classical conjoint measurement models that induce a complete and transitive preference binary relation on the set of alternatives which seem to be unrealistic when decision makers are asked to compare objects evaluated on several attributes. The authors propose to consider non transitive, non complete and non additive decomposable conjoint models. They define properties that characterize such models.


Attribut Data Envelopment Analysis Data-Envelopment-Analysis calculus data envelopment decision theory multi-criteria decision analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Nadine Meskens
    • 1
  • Marc Roubens
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Applied MathematicsFUCAM UniversityMonsBelgium
  2. 2.Institute of MathematicsUniversity of LiègeLiegeBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5167-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0647-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1386-2960
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