Setting up the Decision Support

  • Steen LeleurEmail author
Part of the Decision Engineering book series (DECENGIN)


This chapter on “Setting up the decision support” sets focus upon applying different modes of enquiry based on the findings in the previous chapter. Next the scoping of strategic choices is addressed and afterwards the assessment of consequences and risks is treated. Emphasis is placed on describing the interrelatedness of scoping and assessment in the process of establishing adequate decision support for complex strategic choices. Based on the specific purposes of scoping and assessment a number of both hard and soft methods are treated. This serves to describe how the individual methodologies in the systemic toolbox can provide particular types of decision support in a systemic learning process. This chapter ends with an outline of what can be seen to characterise a suggested concept of choice intelligence and the possible benefits of teamwork and the use of methods in combination referred to as multimethodology.


Analytic Hierarchy Process Systemic Planning Strategic Decision Strategic Choice Soft System Methodology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of TransportTechnical University of DenmarkKgs. LyngbyDenmark

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