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Location Slection By Ahp For Special Economic Zone


  • Nasima BAGUM

    () (Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Bangladesh)

  • Chudhury Abul Anam RASHED

    () (Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Bangladesh)

  • Abdulla RASEL

    (Shahjalal University of Science & Technology,)


Location selection by converting the qualitative factors into quantitative based on a fundamental scale makes it effective to make decision. The aim of the research is to select the best suited location for Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Sylhet and to characterize the relative importance of the selected factors. In this study six significant factors were identified and used to compare four alternative locations. Each factor was further divided into several sub-factors. The selected factors were quantified in a logical manner using Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) through survey based questionnaire. The collected data were used to obtain pair wise comparison matrix both among the criteria and the alternative locations. Consistencies of allmatrices were checked. The analysis revealed that the factor “Fund Availability”has the highest relative weight-age among all the selected factors and the location Paraichok (South Surma) is the best suited location for SEZ in Sylhet.

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  • Nasima BAGUM & Chudhury Abul Anam RASHED & Abdulla RASEL, 2013. "Location Slection By Ahp For Special Economic Zone," Review of General Management, Spiru Haret University, Faculty of Management Brasov, vol. 17(1), pages 119-127, MAI.
  • Handle: RePEc:fmb:journl:v:17:y:2013:i:1:p:119-127

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    facility location; special economic zone; analytical ierarchy process;

    JEL classification:

    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification


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