Group Aggregation Techniques for Analytic Hierarchy Process and Analytic Network Process: A Comparative Analysis

Autor(en): Ossadnik, Wolfgang 
Schinke, Stefanie
Kaspar, Ralf H.
Stichwörter: AHP; Analytic hierarchy process (AHP); Analytic network process (ANP); Business & Economics; Comparative analysis; CRITERIA DECISION-MAKING; Group aggregation techniques; Group decision and negotiations; GROUP-PREFERENCE AGGREGATION; Management; Multiple criteria decision analysis; Social Sciences - Other Topics; Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
Erscheinungsdatum: 2016
Herausgeber: SPRINGER
Volumen: 25
Ausgabe: 2
Startseite: 421
Seitenende: 457
The analytic hierarchy process (AHP) and the analytic network process are important multiple criteria decision making methods for supporting complex, discrete strategic management decision problems. In order to exploit a broader information basis as well as to achieve a sufficient degree of objectivity strategic decision settings are mostly embedded into a multi-personal decision context to which different individuals with expert status contribute. Owing to the fact that there is a vast number of different methods and further internal possibilities (derivation of means) to aggregate the individual expert preferences to a group consensus, the first aim of this paper is to present a comprehensive literature review on various aggregation possibilities. The second aim is the conduction of a transparent comparative analysis of selected approaches and methods (geometric/arithmetic aggregation of individual judgments, geometric/arithmetic aggregation of individual priorities, geometric/arithmetic loss function approach and Group AHP model). Therefore, we use four different evaluation scenarios and point out under which assumptions which solution is suitable. Starting from these results, the aggregation techniques adequate to a specific decision context are provided.
ISSN: 09262644
DOI: 10.1007/s10726-015-9448-4

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