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Comparing MCDA Aggregation Methods in Constructing Composite Indicators Using the Shannon-Spearman Measure

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  • B. Ang

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Volume (Year): 94 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 (October)
Pages: 83-96

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Handle: RePEc:spr:soinre:v:94:y:2009:i:1:p:83-96

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Keywords: Composite indicator; Aggregation; Multiple criteria decision analysis (MCDA); Comparison; Sensitivity analysis;

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  1. Javier Bilbao-Ubillos, 2013. "Another Approach to Measuring Human Development: The Composite Dynamic Human Development Index," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 111(2), pages 473-484, April.
  2. Paolo Pasimeni, 2013. "The Europe 2020 Index," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 110(2), pages 613-635, January.
  3. Francesca Giambona & Erasmo Vassallo, 2014. "Composite Indicator of Social Inclusion for European Countries," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 116(1), pages 269-293, March.
  4. Riccardo Natoli & Segu Zuhair, 2011. "Measuring Progress: A Comparison of the GDP, HDI, GS and the RIE," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 103(1), pages 33-56, August.
  5. Zhang, Hai-Ying & Ji, Qiang & Fan, Ying, 2013. "An evaluation framework for oil import security based on the supply chain with a case study focused on China," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 38(C), pages 87-95.
  6. P. Zhou & B. Ang & D. Zhou, 2010. "Weighting and Aggregation in Composite Indicator Construction: a Multiplicative Optimization Approach," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 96(1), pages 169-181, March.

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