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A Comparative Analysis of Fuzzy TOPSIS and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for the Location Selection of Shopping Malls: A Case Study from Turkey

Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Yildiz Technical University, 34210 Istanbul, Turkey
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Sustainability 2019, 11(14), 3837; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11143837
Received: 15 May 2019 / Revised: 10 July 2019 / Accepted: 11 July 2019 / Published: 14 July 2019
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Abstract

Multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) techniques are increasingly being used for the problem of location selection, which directly affects the long-term success of a company. Besides these techniques, with the advantage of handling both spatial and non-spatial data, geographic information systems (GIS) also represent a useful method for selecting the appropriate location for different kinds of facilities and sites. In this respect, this study aims to compare the results of a MCDM technique, fuzzy technique for order preference by similarity to ideal solution (TOPSIS), and GIS for the location selection of shopping malls in Turkey. According to the results of both fuzzy TOPSIS and GIS, the Marmara region was determined as the best alternative for shopping malls in Turkey. View Full-Text
Keywords: GIS; fuzzy TOPSIS; location selection GIS; fuzzy TOPSIS; location selection
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Erdin, C.; Akbaş, H.E. A Comparative Analysis of Fuzzy TOPSIS and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for the Location Selection of Shopping Malls: A Case Study from Turkey. Sustainability 2019, 11, 3837.

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