International Series in Operations Research & Management Science

Decision Making with the Analytic Network Process

Economic, Political, Social and Technological Applications with Benefits, Opportunities, Costs and Risks

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

  • Revised 2nd Edition includes three new chapters, a new introduction, and a summary of applications covering relevant problems in today's society
  • Applications show how the Analytic Network Process (ANP) can be used to understand the problems presented and help develop ideas to solve them
  • Editors are respected names in the field, with Thomas L. Saaty well known as the father of ANP and AHP
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $179.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-7279-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-7278-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-8676-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

The Analytic Network Process (ANP), developed by Thomas Saaty in his work on multicriteria decision making, applies network structures with dependence and feedback to complex decision making. This new edition of Decision Making with the Analytic Network Process is a selection of the latest applications of ANP to economic, social and political decisions, and also to technological design. The ANP is a methodological tool that is helpful to organize knowledge and thinking, elicit judgments registered in both in memory and in feelings, quantify the judgments and derive priorities from them, and finally synthesize these diverse priorities into a single mathematically and logically justifiable overall outcome. In the process of deriving this outcome, the ANP also allows for the representation and synthesis of diverse opinions in the midst of discussion and debate.

The book focuses on the application of the ANP in three different areas: economics, the social sciences and the linking of measurement with human values. Economists can use the ANP for an alternate approach for dealing with economic problems than the usual mathematical models on which economics bases its quantitative thinking. For psychologists, sociologists and political scientists, the ANP offers the methodology they have sought for some time to quantify and derive measurements for intangibles.  Finally the book applies the ANP to provide people in the physical and engineering sciences with a quantitative method to link hard measurement to human values.  In such a process, one is able to interpret the true meaning of measurements made on a uniform scale using a unit.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • The Analytic Network Process

    Saaty, Thomas L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-40

  • Forecasting the Resurgence of the U. S. Economy in 2001: An Expert Judgment Approach

    Saaty, Thomas L. (et al.)

    Pages 41-73

  • An Analytic Network Process Model for Financial-Crisis Forecasting

    Saaty, Thomas L. (et al.)

    Pages 75-92

  • Outsourcing a Firm’s Application Development Group

    Saaty, Thomas L. (et al.)

    Pages 93-117

  • ANWR: Artic National Wildlife Refuge an ANP Validation Example

    Saaty, Thomas L. (et al.)

    Pages 119-131

Buy this book

eBook $179.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-7279-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-7278-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-8676-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Decision Making with the Analytic Network Process
Book Subtitle
Economic, Political, Social and Technological Applications with Benefits, Opportunities, Costs and Risks
Authors
Series Title
International Series in Operations Research & Management Science
Series Volume
195
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-7279-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-7279-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-7278-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8676-4
Series ISSN
0884-8289
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVII, 363
Topics