The Some of the MADM Method Behaviors Versus Incomparability

The Some of the MADM Method Behaviors Versus Incomparability

Mohammad Azadfallah (Saipa Yadak, Business Studies and Development Office, Tehran, Iran)
Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/IJKBO.2017070105

Abstract

One of the advantages of the PROMETHEE I method is to bring out such incomparability's. Incomparability mostly means that the analysis of the decision problem does not permit to identify a relation of overall preference or indifference between two or more alternatives. Since, in this paper we intend to use of these properties to examination of the some of Multiple Attribute Decision Making (MADM) method (i.e., PROMETHEE II, AHP, TOPSIS, and ELECTRE) behaviors versus incomparability. It is hardly possible to evaluate the behavior of the various MADM models versus incomparability. Because, the different model reflects a different approach to solve the same decision problems. Therefore, we proposed an empirically testable index Distance of rank positions. Then, the different MADM method behaviors are examined. The results indicated that, the solution provided by AHP is more effective than others.
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Proposed Approach

  • MADM Methods

  • Incomparability

  • Distance of Rank Positions Index

A brief description follows.

Madm Methods

In the present world, most of the problems given to the managers and even our everyday life problems have various dimensions, which are formulized with multiple variables. In other words, the final decision cannot be made with optimization of just one variable. So, it is natural that solving of these problems becomes more complicated especially when the variables are in contradiction and increasing the desirability of one variable may require decreasing the desirability of other one. So Multi Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) and specially Multi Attribute Decision Making (MADM) have been developed for solving such kind of problems (Amiri, Nosratian, Jamshidi & Kazemi, 2008).

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