Multi-Criteria Decision-Making, Evolution and Characteristics

  • Nolberto Munier
  • Eloy Hontoria
  • Fernando Jiménez-Sáez
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 275)


This chapter deals with the commencement, history and evolution of multi-criteria decision-making process. It gives the reader a bird’s-eye glance of the birth, development and present-day status of this discipline, which is nowadays taught in most technical universities and others around the world. Its purpose is to make the reader aware of why it was conceived and developed and what can a practitioner expect from it. It mentions the main actors and their role, as well as enumerates the factors or aspects that need to be considered.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nolberto Munier
    • 1
  • Eloy Hontoria
    • 2
  • Fernando Jiménez-Sáez
    • 3
  1. 1.INGENIO, Polytechnic University of ValenciaKingstonCanada
  2. 2.Universidad Politécnica de CartagenaCartagenaSpain
  3. 3.Universidad Politécnica de ValenciaValenciaSpain

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