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An Interactive Procedure for Solving Group Decision Problems

  • Grzegorz Kersten
Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 242)

Abstract

Decision problems on the company level are often made by a group. Such problems are illstructuralized because decision makers can change their preferences and demands. This paper presents an interactive procedure which makes it possible to solve linear multiple criteria problems. This is done under the assumption that decision makers want to reach consensus. There is no assumption, however about their behaviour. The procedure utilizes goal programming models. It has been programmed. A computer package NEGO is utilized at courses in management and, experimentally, in one company.

Keywords

Trade Union Nondominated Solution Interactive Procedure Group Utility Individual Utility Function 
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References

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    Janczyk, J. and G. Kersten, NEGO, Program Description and Operation Manual, Dept, of Computer Science, Management Organization and Development Institute, Warsaw, 1984 /in Polish/.Google Scholar
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Grzegorz Kersten
    • 1
  1. 1.Management Organization and Development InstituteWarsawPoland

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