International Series in Operations Research & Management Science

Models, Methods, Concepts & Applications of the Analytic Hierarchy Process

Authors: Saaty, Thomas L., Vargas, Luis G.

  • Revised 2nd Edition includes five new chapters that address the issue of why should we use the eigenvector and four applications of relevant problems in today's society
  • Presents a collection of selected applications of the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) in economic, social, political, and technological areas
  • Authors are respected names in the field, with Thomas L. Saaty well known as the father of AHP
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The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) is a prominent and powerful tool for making decisions in situations involving multiple objectives. Models, Methods, Concepts and Applications of the Analytic Hierarchy Process, 2nd Edition applies the AHP in order to solve problems focused on the following three themes: economics, the social sciences, and the linking of measurement with human values. For economists, the AHP offers a substantially different approach to dealing with economic problems through ratio scales. Psychologists and political scientists can use the methodology to quantify and derive measurements for intangibles. Meanwhile researchers in the physical and engineering sciences can apply the AHP methods to help resolve the conflicts between hard measurement data and human values. Throughout the book, each of these topics is explored utilizing real life models and examples, relevant to problems in today’s society.

This new edition has been updated and includes five new chapters that includes discussions of the following:

-          The eigenvector and why it is necessary
-          A summary of ongoing research in the Middle East that brings together Israeli and Palestinian scholars to develop concessions from both parties
-          A look at the Medicare Crisis and how AHP can be used to understand the problems and help develop ideas to solve them.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • How to Make a Decision

    Saaty, Thomas L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • The Seven Pillars of the Analytic Hierarchy Process

    Saaty, Thomas L. (et al.)

    Pages 23-40

  • Architectural Design

    Saaty, Thomas L. (et al.)

    Pages 41-61

  • Why is the Principal Eigenvector Necessary?

    Saaty, Thomas L. (et al.)

    Pages 63-70

  • Designing a Mousetrap

    Saaty, Thomas L. (et al.)

    Pages 71-82

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-3597-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-3596-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9009-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Models, Methods, Concepts & Applications of the Analytic Hierarchy Process
Authors
Series Title
International Series in Operations Research & Management Science
Series Volume
175
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-3597-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-3597-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-3596-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9009-9
Series ISSN
0884-8289
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XIV, 346
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