Making decisions in hierarchic and network systems

Thomas Saaty
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
University of Pittsburgh
United States
Mariya Sodenkamp
Business Information Systems
University of Paderborn

Publication date: Jan, 2008

Journal: International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences
Vol.: 1- Issue: 1- Pages: 24-79

Abstract: This paper summarises a mathematical theory of the measurement of both tangible and intangible factors, the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and its generalisation to dependence and feedback, the Analytic Network Process (ANP) and illustrates their application to making complex multicriteria decisions.

Keywords: Intangibles, Judgements, Pairwise comparison, Importance, Likelihood, Preference, Priorities, Synthesis