Bibliometric Analysis of Multiple Criteria Decision Making/Multiattribute Utility Theory

  • Johanna Bragge
  • Pekka Korhonen
  • Hannele Wallenius
  • Jyrki Wallenius
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 634)


Electronic journal databases allow for the efficient retrieval and processing of bibliometric data, making enhanced literature reviews, known as research profiling studies, possible. We have conducted such a research profiling study of Multiple Criteria Decision Making/Multiattribute Utility Theory (MCDM/MAUT) using the ISI Web of Science. The ISI database covers close to 9,000 publications, mainly journals. We report statistics regarding the development of our field based on variations of a set of rather broad search words. Our study seeks to provide the “big picture” of MCDM/MAUT. We find that our field has experienced exponential growth. At the same time it has penetrated other neighboring disciplines, such as ICT and engineering.


Bibliometric anlysis Multiple criteria Multiple attributes ISI Web of Science 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johanna Bragge
  • Pekka Korhonen
  • Hannele Wallenius
  • Jyrki Wallenius
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  1. 1.Department of Business TechnologyHelsinki School of EconomicsHelsinkiFinland

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