A Strategy for Using Multicriteria Analysis in Decision-Making

A Guide for Simple and Complex Environmental Projects

Authors: Munier, Nolberto

  • Leads the reader from the beginning to the end of the process
  •  Delivers the decision-making strategy in a clear, understandable, and concise way
  •  Provides insight into both simple and complex projects
  •  Multiple case studies illustrate the concepts
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This book develops a complete strategy for decision-making, with the full participation of the decision-maker and utilizing continuous feedback. It introduces the use of the very well-known and proven methodology, linear programming, but specially adapted for this purpose. For this, it incorporates a method to include subjective concepts, as well as the possibility of working with many different and even contradictory objectives.

To illustrate the concepts, the book is liberally populated with diverse case studies, such as:

-selection between sources of renewable energy

-route selection for an oil pipeline project

-airport expansion plans

-scheduling bridge repairs

-housing developments

-land use and rehabilitation of abandoned land

-selecting construction alternatives for a subway line

Taking the reader from the basics to the end of the process, this practical guide will be of interest to anyone undertaking analysis and decision-making on both simple and complex projects, and who is looking for a strategy to organize, classify, and evaluate the large amount of information required to make an informed decision. The strategy includes methods to analyze the results and extract conclusions from them.

Readers in the fields of environmental science, engineering, urban-planning, architecture, and business administration will find this book useful.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Strategic Plan for Decision Making: Its Constituent Elements

    Munier, Nolberto

    Pages 1-21

  • Getting and Processing Data

    Munier, Nolberto

    Pages 23-54

  • State of the Art in Decision-Making

    Munier, Nolberto

    Pages 55-102

  • Linear Programming for a Single Objective

    Munier, Nolberto

    Pages 103-121

  • Features in Formulating and Solving Decision Problems – Sensitivity Analysis

    Munier, Nolberto

    Pages 123-149

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-1512-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-1511-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8442-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Strategy for Using Multicriteria Analysis in Decision-Making
Book Subtitle
A Guide for Simple and Complex Environmental Projects
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1512-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1512-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1511-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8442-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 298
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