How to Make a Decision

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


ίερά άρχή is the Greek word for hierarchy meaning holy origin or holy rule. It is the ordering of parts or elements of a whole from the highest to the lowest. A hierarchy is the principle of control that secures the effective functioning of the organization.


Analytic Hierarchy Process Portfolio Selection Absolute Measurement Ratio Scale Criminal Record 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


  1. 1.
    Dyer RF, Forman EH (1989) An analytic framework for marketing decisions: text and cases. Prentice-Hall, Englewood CliffsGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Expert Choice Software, Expert Choice, Inc. (1994) 4922 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh 15213Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Golden BL, Harker PT, Wasil EA (1989) Applications of the analytic hierarchy process. Springer, BerlinGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Kinoshita E (1993) The AHP method and application. Sumisho Publishing Company, TokyoGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Saaty TL (1990) Decision making for leaders, RWS Publications, 4922 Ellsworth Ave. Pittsburgh. First appeared 1982 Wadsworth, BelmontGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Saaty TL (1990) The analytic hierarchy process, paperback edition, RWS Publications, Pittsburgh. First appeared 1980, McGraw Hill, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Saaty TL (1994) Fundamentals of decision making and priority theory, RWS Publications, 4922 Ellworth Ave., PittsburghGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Saaty TL, Alexander J (1989) Conflict resolution. Praeger, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Saaty TL, Kearns KP (1985) Analytical planning–the organization of systems, international series in modern applied mathematics and computer science 7. Pergamon Press, OxfordGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Saaty TL, Vargas LG (1982) The logic of priorities applications in business, energy, health, transportation. Kluwer-Nijhoff Publishing, BostonGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Saaty TL, Vargas LG (1991) Prediction, projection and forecasting. Kluwer Academic, BostonGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Saaty TL, Vargas LG (1993) A model of neural impulse firing and synthesis. J Math Psychol 37:200–219CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Saaty TL (1986) Absolute and relative measurement with the AHP: the most livable cities in the United States. Socio-Econ Planning Sci 20(6):327–331CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Saaty TL, France JW, Valentine KR (1991) Modeling the graduate business school admissions process. Socio-Econ Planning Sci 25(2):155–162CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    Saaty TL (1986) Axiomatic foundation of the analytic hierarchy process. Manage Sci 32(7):841–855CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    Saaty TL (1993) What is relative measurement? The ratio scale phantom. Math Comput Model 17(4–5):1–12CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. 17.
    Simon HA (1955) A behavioral model of rational choice. Quart J Econ 69:99–118CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. 18.
    Tversky A, Slovic P, Kahneman D (1990) The causes of preference reversal. Am Econ Rev 80(1):204–215Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business AdministrationUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

Personalised recommendations