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Multifarious Comparisons for Objectives and Attributes

  • Willem K. Brauers
Part of the Nonconvex Optimization and Its Applications book series (NOIA, volume 73)

Abstract

The previous chapter concluded that multifarious comparisons of alternatives are preferred above binary ones. For multifarious comparison, this chapter moves from some theoretically self-evident approaches to situations in which the alternatives seem to be incomparable. Indeed, an a priori priority between the objectives gives the impression that the problem is easily solved. This seems also the case, if some alternatives are dropped out, due to not satisfying some minimum or maximum requirements. In addition, domination of one alternative over all the others would easily solve the problem. The problem remains if a ranking turns out to be impossible with incomparably looking alternatives.

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Multiobjective Optimization Marginal Utility Pareto Optimum Capital Requirement Soft Constraint 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Willem K. Brauers
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  1. 1.Faculty of Applied Economics and Institute for Development Policy and ManagementUniversity of AntwerpBelgium

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