Formulating Goal Programmes

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 141)


This chapter concerns methods and concepts that need to be considered in order to formulate effective goal programming models. There are many issues unique to goal programming that even those who are experienced in building other types of operational research and/or mathematical programming models need to be aware of. This chapter will address the modelling issues sequentially and show how to employ good goal programming practice and avoid common pitfalls.


Decision Maker Target Level Goal Programme Priority Level Hard Constraint 

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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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