Five Ways to Combine Tangibles with Intangibles

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

Publication date: Sep, 2016

Journal: International Journal of the Analytic Hierarchy Process
Vol.: 8- Issue: 2- Pages: 372-381

Abstract: This paper presents five different ways to establish weights for the criteria that govern making comparisons. Four of these can be done in the context of the AHP, but the fifth and most reliable one is obtained by using the ANP.

Keywords: AHP, ANP, Tangibles, Intangibles, Analytic Hierarchy Process, Analytic Network Process, Decision making