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Project Procurement Method Selection Using a Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Method with Interval Neutrosophic Sets

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School of Management and Economics, North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power, Zhengzhou 450046, China
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School of Mathematics and Statistics, North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power, Zhengzhou 450046, China
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Department of Construction Engineering and Management, North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power, Zhengzhou 450046, China
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Henan Key Laboratory of Water Environment Simulation and Treatment, Zhengzhou 450046, China
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Academician Workstation of Water Environment Governance and Ecological Restoration, Zhengzhou 450002, China
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Information 2019, 10(6), 201; https://doi.org/10.3390/info10060201
Received: 12 April 2019 / Revised: 8 May 2019 / Accepted: 28 May 2019 / Published: 5 June 2019
Project procurement method (PPM) selection influences the efficiency of project implementation. Owners are presented with different options for project delivery. However, selecting the appropriate PPM poses great challenges to owners, given the existence of ambiguous information. The interval neutrosophic set (INS) shows power to handle imprecise and ambiguous information. This paper aims to develop a PPM selection model under an interval neutrosophic environment for owners. The main contributions of this paper are as follows: (1) The similarity measure is innovatively introduced with interval neutrosophic information to handle the PPM selection problem. (2) The similarity measure based on minimum and maximum operators is applied to construct a decision-making model for PPM selection, through considering the truth, falsity, and indeterminacy memberships simultaneously. (3) This study establishes a PPM selection method with INS by applying similarity measures, that takes account into the determinacy, indeterminacy, and hesitation from the decision experts when giving an evaluation value. A case study on selecting PPM is made to show the applicability of the proposed approach. Finally, the results of the proposed method are compared with those of existing methods, which exhibit the superiority of the proposed PPM selection method. View Full-Text
Keywords: project procurement method selection; multi-criteria decision-making; interval neutrosophic sets; similarity measure project procurement method selection; multi-criteria decision-making; interval neutrosophic sets; similarity measure
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Su, L.; Wang, T.; Wang, L.; Li, H.; Cao, Y. Project Procurement Method Selection Using a Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Method with Interval Neutrosophic Sets. Information 2019, 10, 201.

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