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On Solving Some Types of Multiple Attribute Decision-Making Problems


  • Vaduva, Ion

    () (University of Bucharest, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science)


The paper considers various MADM problems with different attributes, including stochastic, fuzzy, numerical (cardinal) attributes. Some known MADM problems are presented and procedures to transform different problems into cardinal ones are proposed. For analysing stochastic and fuzzy MADM problems, informational measures as entropy and informational energy are used. Finally, a computer dedicated package is presented and an application is mentioned.

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  • Vaduva, Ion, 2012. "On Solving Some Types of Multiple Attribute Decision-Making Problems," Journal for Economic Forecasting, Institute for Economic Forecasting, vol. 0(1), pages 41-61, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:rjr:romjef:v::y:2012:i:1:p:41-61

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    MADM problems; SAW; TOPSIS; fuzzy criteria; entropy; informational energy; survey and pool data;

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    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • C46 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Specific Distributions


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