Evaluation and Decision Models with Multiple Criteria: by Denis Bouyssou, Thierry Marchant, Marc Pirlot, Alexis

By Denis Bouyssou, Thierry Marchant, Marc Pirlot, Alexis Tsoukias, Philippe Vincke

Formal choice and evaluate types are so frequent that nearly nobody can fake to not have used or suffered the results of 1 of them. This publication is a consultant geared toward supporting the analyst to decide on a version and use it continually. a valid research of concepts is proposed and the presentation should be prolonged to such a lot selection and review versions as a "decision supporting methodology".

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Considering the health example, we will try to identify a prescription which fits best with the client's preferences (even if these do not obey a model of rationality) and his personal perception of the uncertainty. , 2000; Roberts, 1979). It should be noted that, while in the normative and the descriptive approach we consider models of rationality defined "from outside" the client's decision situation, in this case we try to model the precise rationality the client exhibits a t the moment. Therefore, rationality is defined "within" the decision situation and not "from outside".

2 Consider again the previous section's highway example. If decision aiding is requested by any of the participating actors, this will concern "an object" among those evoked by the decision process (and its meta-object: the new highway). )? )? )? what will effectively be done (negotiate with the other actors, impose a precise policy, expand the interaction space, etc In a constructive decision aiding approach the answers t o the above questions are not unique and have to be provided by both the client and the analyst who are 0 now perceived as a unique stakeholder within the process.

Again we can expect that she will consult a physician in order t o establish an appropriate treatment. 3. A large company providing mobile communication services is facing the possibility that the European Union will introduce a new directive concerning ownership of networks across Europe, thus seriously affecting its business. We can expect that this company will contact a primary legal adviser in order t o appropriately redesign the company's structure. 4. A manager has to reconsider the company's supply chain management in order t o improve productivity and delivery time t o the customer performance.

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