A goal programming approach to group decision making based on multiplicative preference relations and fuzzy preference relations

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Author(s)

  • Zhi-Ping Fan
  • Jian Ma
  • Yan-Ping Jiang
  • Yong-Hong Sun
  • Louis Ma

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-321
Journal / PublicationEuropean Journal of Operational Research
Volume174
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2006

Abstract

This paper proposes a goal programming approach to solve group decision-making (GDM) problems where the preference information on alternatives provided by decision makers is represented in two different formats, i.e. multiplicative preference relations and fuzzy preference relations. In order to narrow the gap between the collective opinion and each decision maker's opinion, a linear goal programming model is constructed to integrate the two different formats of preference relations and to compute the collective ranking values of the alternatives. Thus, the ranking of alternatives or selection of the most desirable alternative(s) is obtained directly from the computed collective ranking values. A numerical example is also used to illustrate the applicability of the proposed approach. © 2005.

Research Area(s)

  • Alternative ranking, Fuzzy preference relation, Goal programming, Group decision making (GDM), Multiplicative preference relation

Citation Format(s)

A goal programming approach to group decision making based on multiplicative preference relations and fuzzy preference relations. / Fan, Zhi-Ping; Ma, Jian; Jiang, Yan-Ping; Sun, Yong-Hong; Ma, Louis.

In: European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 174, No. 1, 01.10.2006, p. 311-321.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review