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The social context of multiperson, multiattribute decisionmaking

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2 Author(s)
R. H. Irving ; York Univ., Ont., Canada ; D. W. Conrath

The social context of the decision making situation as a factor in determining the success of a decision-making procedure is considered. A simple multiattribute, multialternative decision model is used and extended to the multiple-decision-maker situation by a consensus-building technique. It is shown how the procedure works by applying it to a real-life decision situation involving multiple alternatives, multiple criteria, and multiple decision-makes. The usefulness of a social context as a variable in studies of the decision-making process is pointed out

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IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics  (Volume:18 ,  Issue: 3 )