Goal Programming Variants

  • Dylan JonesEmail author
  • Mehrdad Tamiz
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 141)


This chapter introduces the major goal programming variants. The purpose and underlying philosophy of each variant are given. The three major variants in terms of underlying distance metric (and hence philosophy) used are introduced first. These are lexicographic, weighted, and Chebyshev goal programming. Then the variants in terms of the mathematical nature of the decision variables and/or goals used are introduced. These are fuzzy, integer, binary, and fractional goal programming.


Membership Function Goal Programming Priority Level Fuzzy Membership Function Goal Programming Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Logistics and Management Mathematics Group, Department of MathematicsUniversity of PortsmouthPortsmouthUK
  2. 2.College of Business Administration, Department of Quantitative Methods and Information SystemsKuwait UniversitySafatKuwait

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