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Uses and Misuses of Multicriteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) in Environmental Decision Making

Katie Steele, Yohay Carmel, Jean Cross, Chris Wilcox
2009 Risk Analysis  
INTRODUCTION Multicriteria decision analysis (MCDA) has been recognized as an important tool in environmental decision making for formalizing and addressing the problem of competing decision objectives  ...  There are a number of multicriteria applications in environmental decision making that incorporate scales that conform to absolute normalization, that is, normalization with respect to a given minimum  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1539-6924.2008.01130.x pmid:18826413 fatcat:3jucrrkokfhfdiy5dlny3sn4bm

Qualitative multicriteria evaluation for environmental management

G. Munda, P. Nijkamp, P. Rietveld
1994 Ecological Economics  
One of the main differences among evaluation models is between monetary and non-monetary evaluation.  ...  Choice of an aggregation procedure The choice of an aggregation procedure is a fundamental step for the decision problem faced.  ...  Economic-environmental evaluation and decision problems are conflictual in nature and, therefore, multicriteria techniques seem to be an appropriate modelling tool.  ... 
doi:10.1016/0921-8009(94)90002-7 fatcat:hlzswtcfmfeglbbj5zpf2r2i6m

Valuation for Sustainable Development – The Role of Multicriteria Evaluation

Sigrid Stagl
2004 Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung  
Summary: Multicriteria methods were found to be useful tools to support decision-making about complex situations -such as those concerned with sustainable development issues -and to deal with conflicts  ...  A great number of multicriteria algorithms are now available. The algorithms differ in fundamental ways.  ...  For example, it is completely normal for a developer to value a piece of land by its monetary value.  ... 
doi:10.3790/vjh.73.1.53 fatcat:ohhuely27zd4nkikdycowp4hjq

Participatory multicriteria decision analysis with Web-HIPRE: a case of lake regulation policy

Jyri Mustajoki, Raimo P. Hämäläinen, Mika Marttunen
2004 Environmental Modelling & Software  
Environmental decision making typically concerns several stakeholders with conflicting views.  ...  The stakeholders can be located in different geographical areas, especially in environmental problems.  ...  Acknowledgements The research reported on the application of multiobjective decision support methods in environmental decision making has been in part funded by the Academy of Finland through the RESTORE  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2003.07.002 fatcat:zfsa7kmnvjdlvf5q6rgzhlp6za

Multicriteria Assessment of Combined Heat and Power Systems

Santoso Wibowo, Srimannarayana Grandhi
2018 Sustainability  
An example was presented to demonstrate the applicability of the multicriteria assessment model, for dealing with real world combined heat and power system performance evaluation problems.  ...  An effective algorithm was developed based on the concept of ideal solutions for calculating the overall performance index, for each combined heat and power system across all criteria.  ...  An example was presented that showed the multicriteria assessment model was useful and effective, for solving the group decision making problem.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su10093240 fatcat:vduornjy5rfnbip2co2oysjnai

Weak comparability of values as a foundation for ecological economics

Joan Martinez-Alier, Giuseppe Munda, John O'Neill
1998 Ecological Economics  
The main argument of this paper is that weak comparability of values should be seen as one characteristic feature of ecological economics.  ...  The concept of incommensurability of values already has a long tradition in economics; moreover, we will show that analytic philosophy, theories of complexity, post-normal science and the recent theories  ...  XII of the European Commission under project ENV4-CT96-0226 'Social processes for environmental valuation' is acknowledged by Munda and O'Neill.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0921-8009(97)00120-1 fatcat:dhseh5ktyffihmxcdwsgrsflne

Advances in Comparative Assessment Research in the Space-Economy [chapter]

Peter Nijkamp
2000 Advances in Spatial Science  
The attention is focused on three classes of evaluation methods, viz. regime analysis, the flag model and rough set analysis.  ...  Assessment in Policy Analysis Policy analysis is the scientific preparation for, decision-making. This is normally a procedural activity with many steps before an ultimate result is achieved.  ...  Hence, qualitative criteria of an unpriced and intangible nature cannot be included in the decision-making procedure based on a standard cost-benefit analysis.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-59787-9_8 fatcat:jneiv7xdbvgx7l2fcmrqs7r36u

An Expert GIS-Based ANP-OWA Decision Making Framework for Tourism Development Site Selection

Khalid A. Eldrandaly, Mohammed A. AL-Amari
2014 International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications  
This paper presents a novel decision making framework in which expert systems (ES), and geographic information systems-based multicriteria evaluation techniques (Analytical Network Process and fuzzy quantifiersguided  ...  A typical case study is presented to demonstrate the application of the proposed decision making framework.  ...  Central to spatial multicriteria decision making is the fact that an attribute can be represented in a GIS database as an attribute (criterion) map layer.  ... 
doi:10.5815/ijisa.2014.07.01 fatcat:ywb2k2l4qncabcvab42rtuj2li

MULTICRITERIA OPTIMISATION METHODS IN LOGISTICS ON THE EXAMPLE OF WAREHOUSE LOCATION

Leszek Reszka
2019 Journal of Positive Management  
Findings: The article outlines the warehouse location as one of the key decision problems in the area of logistics.  ...  Furthermore, because the warehouse location is multicriteria decision problem, the more advanced methods from the area of operational research were suggested, such as: AHP (Analytic Hierarchy Process),  ...  The warehouse location is an example of a multi-criteria decision problem in logistics and because of that an assignment of weights seems to be an essential step to maximal 14 objectification of this  ... 
doi:10.12775/jpm.2018.145 fatcat:qtzojkdkwnaeleex4udoppftki

Multicriteria Decision Analysis Applied to an Electrical Power System: Case of Study

Marcelo Pozo
2019 INNOVATION & DEVELOPMENT IN ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES  
method helps to describe and analyze the problem of interest and to support the making decisions.  ...  The decision making method applied in this paper, allows to know which of the energies sources in a power electrical system are more optimal depending on different criteria.  ...  A decision model is a formal representation and simplification of the problem that has support of a multicriteria method to make decisions.  ... 
doi:10.53358/ideas.v1i1.19 fatcat:ochm6hdx5bfpbnxdbrj2kpqpuy

A Multifaceted Challenge to Enhance Multicriteria Decision Support for Energy Policy

Magdalena Krysiak, Aldona Kluczek
2021 Energies  
This challenge regarding example evidence places emphasis on the decision-making process to realize an energy policy and in consequence, to improve enterprise sustainability performance.  ...  In this study, the multicriteria decision-makingan approach combining life cycle-based methods, analytical hierarchy process, as well as macroeconomic analysis, was used to demonstrate the applicability  ...  Because of that, to make an authoritative assessment, it is advised to incorporate multicriteria decision-making (MCDM) tools.  ... 
doi:10.3390/en14144128 fatcat:c4wro24yzjfybgdyhybykjbxym

Compromise solution by MCDM methods: A comparative analysis of VIKOR and TOPSIS

Serafim Opricovic, Gwo-Hshiung Tzeng
2004 European Journal of Operational Research  
The multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) methods VIKOR and TOPSIS are based on an aggregating function representing "closeness to the ideal", which originated in the compromise programming method.  ...  In VIKOR linear normalization and in TOPSIS vector normalization is used to eliminate the units of criterion functions.  ...  Among the numerous approaches available for conflict management, one of the most prevalent is multicriteria decision making.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0377-2217(03)00020-1 fatcat:edp7lom2xfar7ik73onwkrnepi

A Paradigm Interpreting the City and the Analytic Network Process for the Management of Urban Transformations [chapter]

Grazia Napoli, Salvatore Giuffrida, Maria Rosa Trovato
2018 Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies  
of the decision problem in which the interactions between all the elements are made explicit.  ...  Multicriteria models may support public decision process regarding this issue, but it is essential to adopt a scientific paradigm that provides a major theoretical reference.  ...  on which the decision process is based.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-92099-3_75 fatcat:6rizgwtdojbxbl7wlddqx3wffu

Locating Sites for Locally Unwanted Land Uses: Successfully Coping with NIMBY Resistance [chapter]

Stefan Siedentop
2010 Methods and Techniques in Urban Engineering  
Table 3 gives an overview on the different nature of both types of multi-criteria decision making. Usually, siting approaches combine methods of multiattribute and multiobjective decision making.  ...  The results of multicriteria analysis should never be presented as the ultimate technical solution of a decision problem which makes any kind of further consideration needless.  ...  A series of urban problems such as dwelling deficit, infrastructure problems, inefficient services, environmental pollution, etc. can be observed in many countries.  ... 
doi:10.5772/9564 fatcat:zn3rymsl2ra4xmndqmrfjttt4u

Evaluating the Performance of Recoverable End-of-life Products in the Reverse Supply Chain

Santoso Wibowo, Srimannarayana Grandhi
2017 International Journal of Networked and Distributed Computing (IJNDC)  
To effectively deal with this issue, this paper presents a multicriteria decision making method for evaluating the performance of recoverable end-of-life products in the reverse supply chain.  ...  This is due to multi-dimensional nature of the decision making process, multiple evaluation criteria, and subjective and imprecise assessments.  ...  An Example To demonstrate the applicability of the proposed multicriteria decision making method above, a problem of evaluating the performance of recoverable end-of-life product alternatives is presented  ... 
doi:10.2991/ijndc.2017.5.2.2 fatcat:3kabfn5wpbaqhmylretuoaqb7e
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