Environment & Management

Value Functions for Environmental Management

Authors: Beinat, E.

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Environmental decisions must satisfy a multitude of objectives and the matching of a plan, policy or project to such objectives is a matter of both facts and value judgements. Value Functions for Environmental Management provides a systematic approach to the structuring and measurement of value judgements, showing how they drive the decision process and how to make them transparent and effective in support of complex decisions. The value functions that the book describes provide a scheme for the exploration of human values and a tool for transforming them into an analytical model. A clear statement can then be made of the degree to which a decision has achieved its objectives, and how conflicting objectives may be addressed.
This does not mean that there is no role for human judgement in the process. Complexity, often coupled with large information gaps, necessitates expert judgement, but the values adopted by the experts are themselves capable of being structured and measured according to the value function methodology presented here, even if the judgements themselves are qualitative and tentative. Value models for expert panels are also presented. The use of the methodology in practice is illustrated by examples. The book contains an extensive subject index.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Scope and outline of the study

    Beinat, Euro

    Pages 1-19

  • Multiattribute value function theory

    Beinat, Euro

    Pages 21-45

  • Assessment techniques for multiattribute value functions

    Beinat, Euro

    Pages 47-76

  • Value functions for environmental management

    Beinat, Euro

    Pages 77-106

  • An interactive procedure for assessing value functions for expert judgement

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    Pages 107-131

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  • ISBN 978-90-481-4882-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Value Functions for Environmental Management
Authors
Series Title
Environment & Management
Series Volume
7
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-8885-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-8885-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4662-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4882-0
Series ISSN
0926-9711
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 242
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