Phases and Options of an Approach to Decision Aiding (General Ideas of the Methodology)

  • Bernard Roy
Part of the Nonconvex Optimization and Its Applications book series (NOIA, volume 12)


In Section 4.1, we introduce the basic ideas of value system, informational system, and relational network; define the term actor; and present the interrelated concepts of study phase and decision process development state (PDS).

In Section 4.2, we sketch out the major options of an approach designed to assist the analyst in recommending or simply participating in the process, while acknowledging the decision maker’s ultimate freedom. These options serve as a guide for the proposed methodology and the organization of the remainder of the book.


Decision Maker Study Phase Relational Network Informational System Multicriteria Analysis 


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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard Roy
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  1. 1.LAMSADEUniversité Paris-DauphineFrance

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