How to make a decision: the Analytic Hierarchy Process

Thomas Saaty
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
University of Pittsburgh
United States

Publication date: Sep, 1990

Journal: European journal of operational research
Vol.: 48- Issue: 1- Pages: 9-26

Abstract: This paper serves as an introduction to the Analytic Hierarchy Process — A multicriteria decision making approach in which factors are arranged in a hierarchic structure. The principles and the philosophy of the theory are summarized giving general background information of the type of measurement utilized, its properties and applications.

Keywords: AHP, Introduction, Analytic Hierarchy Process, Decision making, Multi-criteria decision