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Author Munier, Nolberto.

Title Uses and limitations of the AHP method : a non-mathematical and rational analysis / Nolberto Munier, Eloy Hontoria
Published Cham : Springer, 2021


Description 1 online resource (143 pages)
Series Management for Professionals
Management for professionals.
Contents Chapter 1: General Concepts -- Chapter 2: The Hierarchical Structure -- Chapter 3: Complex Scenarios -- Chapter 4: Rationality of the AHP Method -- Chapter 5: Shortcomings of the AHP Method -- Chapter 6: The Need for Improvement the MCDM Modeling -- Chapter 7: Final Remarks and Conclusion on AHP/ANP Inability for Solving Complex Scenarios -- Glossary -- References
Summary This book examines the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) method, its varied uses, as well as its limitations for solving real-world scenarios. While the simplicity of the method compels users to find shortcuts to a real-world problem, it also leads to obtaining wrong results that do not represent reality. By alerting practitioners about the core necessities of a new scenario, this book helps solve this problem, as well as contribute to the field of Multicriteria Decision Making Method (MDCM). The authors use a demonstrative, rather than a theoretical approach, and examine 30 subjects that displays the shortcomings and drawbacks of the AHP. Each one is examined in-depth, discussed, debated and reasoned, using examples, some of them numeric. The book highlights the rationality and common sense of the subjects, and in most cases, validates the criticism by showing through numerical examples, the impossibility of the AHP method to address, let alone solve real-world projects. At the conclusion of each subject, a table is built comparing the similarities and differences between the opinions of the authors and other experts, along with the respective pros and cons
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed March 18, 2021)
Subject Multiple criteria decision making -- Methodology
Form Electronic book
Author Hontoria, Eloy.
ISBN 9783030603922