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Sustainability 2016, 8(1), 37;

VIKOR Technique: A Systematic Review of the State of the Art Literature on Methodologies and Applications

Faculty of Management, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), 81310 Skudai Johor, Malaysia
Department of Construction Technology and Management, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Sauletekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania
Centre for Sustainable Engineering Operations Management, Department of Technology and Innovation, University of Southern Denmark, Odense M-5230, Denmark
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: Giuseppe Ioppolo
Received: 19 November 2015 / Revised: 28 December 2015 / Accepted: 29 December 2015 / Published: 4 January 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue How Better Decision-Making Helps to Improve Sustainability - Part II)
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The main objective of this paper is to present a systematic review of the VlseKriterijuska Optimizacija I Komoromisno Resenje (VIKOR) method in several application areas such as sustainability and renewable energy. This study reviewed a total of 176 papers, published in 2004 to 2015, from 83 high-ranking journals; most of which were related to Operational Research, Management Sciences, decision making, sustainability and renewable energy and were extracted from the “Web of Science and Scopus” databases. Papers were classified into 15 main application areas. Furthermore, papers were categorized based on the nationalities of authors, dates of publications, techniques and methods, type of studies, the names of the journals and studies purposes. The results of this study indicated that more papers on VIKOR technique were published in 2013 than in any other year. In addition, 13 papers were published about sustainability and renewable energy fields. Furthermore, VIKOR and fuzzy VIKOR methods, had the first rank in use. Additionally, the Journal of Expert Systems with Applications was the most significant journal in this study, with 27 publications on the topic. Finally, Taiwan had the first rank from 22 nationalities which used VIKOR technique. View Full-Text
Keywords: decision making; energy; VIKOR; sustainability; multiple criteria decision making (MCDM); renewable decision making; energy; VIKOR; sustainability; multiple criteria decision making (MCDM); renewable

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Mardani, A.; Zavadskas, E.K.; Govindan, K.; Amat Senin, A.; Jusoh, A. VIKOR Technique: A Systematic Review of the State of the Art Literature on Methodologies and Applications. Sustainability 2016, 8, 37.

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