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The Analytic Network Process

  • Thomas L. Saaty
  • Luis G. Vargas
Chapter
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 195)

Abstract

Analysis to break down a problem into its constituent components to study their behavior has been the major tool of scientific inquiry to test hypotheses and solve problems. It has proven to be extremely successful in dealing with the world of matter and energy. It has enabled man to land on the moon, to harness the energy of the atom, to master global communication, to invent the computer and to produce tens of thousands of useful and not so useful things. But it has not been so effective in the world of man.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Katz Graduate School of Business, College of Business AdministrationUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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