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Information 2018, 9(6), 145; https://doi.org/10.3390/info9060145

Multiple Attributes Group Decision-Making under Interval-Valued Dual Hesitant Fuzzy Unbalanced Linguistic Environment with Prioritized Attributes and Unknown Decision-Makers’ Weights

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School of Business Administration, Zhejiang University of Finance & Economics, Hangzhou 310018, China
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School of Economics and Management, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua 321004, China
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School of Management, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei 230009, China
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Received: 11 May 2018 / Revised: 4 June 2018 / Accepted: 12 June 2018 / Published: 14 June 2018
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Aiming at a special type of ill-defined complicate multiple attributes group decision-making (MAGDM) problem, which exhibits hybrid complexity features of decision hesitancy, prioritized evaluative attributes, and unknown decision-makers’ weights, we investigate an effective approach in this paper. To accommodate decision hesitancy, we employ a compound expression tool of interval-valued dual hesitant fuzzy unbalanced linguistic set (IVDHFUBLS) to help decision-makers elicit their assessments more comprehensively and completely. To exploit prioritization relations among evaluating attributes, we develop a prioritized weighted aggregation operator for IVDHFUBLS-based decision-making scenarios and then analyze its properties and special cases. To objectively derive unknown decision-makers’ weighting vector, we next develop a hybrid model that simultaneously takes into account the overall accuracy measure of the individual decision matrix and maximizing deviation among all decision matrices. Furthermore, on the strength of the above methods, we construct an MAGDM approach and demonstrate its practicality and effectiveness using applied study on a green supplier selection problem. View Full-Text
Keywords: multiple attributes decision-making; group decision-making; unbalanced linguistic set; prioritized average operator; maximizing deviation model multiple attributes decision-making; group decision-making; unbalanced linguistic set; prioritized average operator; maximizing deviation model
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Qi, X.-W.; Zhang, J.-L.; Liang, C.-Y. Multiple Attributes Group Decision-Making under Interval-Valued Dual Hesitant Fuzzy Unbalanced Linguistic Environment with Prioritized Attributes and Unknown Decision-Makers’ Weights. Information 2018, 9, 145.

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