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Approach to Multi-Criteria Group Decision-Making Problems Based on the Best-Worst-Method and ELECTRE Method

College of Management and Economics, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China
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Symmetry 2016, 8(9), 95; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym8090095
Received: 7 June 2016 / Revised: 16 August 2016 / Accepted: 31 August 2016 / Published: 9 September 2016
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Abstract

This paper proposes a novel approach to cope with the multi-criteria group decision-making problems. We give the pairwise comparisons based on the best-worst-method (BWM), which can decrease comparison times. Additionally, our comparison results are determined with the positive and negative aspects. In order to deal with the decision matrices effectively, we consider the elimination and choice translation reality (ELECTRE III) method under the intuitionistic multiplicative preference relations environment. The ELECTRE III method is designed for a double-automatic system. Under a certain limitation, without bothering the decision-makers to reevaluate the alternatives, this system can adjust some special elements that have the most influence on the group’s satisfaction degree. Moreover, the proposed method is suitable for both the intuitionistic multiplicative preference relation and the interval valued fuzzy preference relations through the transformation formula. An illustrative example is followed to demonstrate the rationality and availability of the novel method. View Full-Text
Keywords: multi-criteria decision-making; BWM method; automatic ranking system; intuitionistic multiplicative preference relations multi-criteria decision-making; BWM method; automatic ranking system; intuitionistic multiplicative preference relations
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You, X.; Chen, T.; Yang, Q. Approach to Multi-Criteria Group Decision-Making Problems Based on the Best-Worst-Method and ELECTRE Method. Symmetry 2016, 8, 95.

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