Bibliometric Analysis of Multiple Criteria Decision Making/Multiattribute Utility Theory
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.
KeywordsBibliometric anlysis Multiple criteria Multiple attributes ISI Web of Science
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