Organizations: Multiple Agents with Multiple Criteria

Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, University of Delaware, Newark, August 10–15, 1980

  • Joel N. Morse

Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 190)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-VI
  2. Jeffrey L. Arthur, Kenneth D. Lawrence
    Pages 1-9
  3. Sanford Baum, W. Robert Terry, Uday N. Parekh
    Pages 10-27
  4. Günter Fandel
    Pages 91-109
  5. K. Inoue, T. Tanino, H. Nakayama, Y. Sawaragi
    Pages 157-170
  6. Kenneth D. Lawrence, Gary R. Reeves
    Pages 199-204
  7. A. G. Lockett, A. P. Muhlemann, A. E. Gear
    Pages 205-221

About these proceedings

Introduction

The Fourth International MCDM Conference follows a tradition that began with an exploratory gathering at the University of South Carolina in 1973. The First International Conference was held in Jouy-en-Josas in 1975. The second and third were held in Buffalo (1977) and KOnigswinter (1979). We are grateful to the Office of Naval Research for years of advice and funding, and to Springer-Verlag for providing a widely dispersed series of proceedings volumes. In the case of the Delaware Conference we gratefully acknowledge new support from the corporate sector, coordinated by the University of Delaware's Development Office. Now that I have attended to the formal recognitions, I wish to place my recollection of the human side of the conference into the record. This is justi­ fiable because multiple criteria problem solving has been nurtured by a close-knit group of people whose interactions are not fully captured by the standard journal format. This was the conference in which an animated discussion between Dave,Bell and Paul Schoemaker caused Mathilde Stephenson to stand up and say, "Don't stop it; this is the best part of the conference. " Another sort of moment occurred when Lucas Pun was asked to explain a certain Chinese character in one of his transpar­ encies. He replied, "No alcohol allowed. " From Erick Duesing, speaking with an historical perspective, we had the insight that multiple criteria methods lan­ guished because "McCarthyism had made planning suspect.

Keywords

Entscheidung (Wirtsch.) Multiple-Criteria Decision-Making Optimierung agents algorithms linear optimization multi-objective optimization optimization strategy

Editors and affiliations

  • Joel N. Morse
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Business AdministrationUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-45527-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-10821-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-45527-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8442
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