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A multiple objective selection methodology for strategic industry selection analysis

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2 Author(s)
Dean, B.V. ; Dept. of Organ. & Manage., San Jose State Univ., CA, USA ; Schniederjans, M.J.

An application of mathematical programming in the industry selection step of strategic acquisition analysis is presented. Specifically, the management information uses of multiple-objective programming in the strategic planning of organization acquisitions are described. The modeling approach has application to all forms of organization-acquisition analysis (i.e. acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, etc.). An illustrative application of the modeling approach is presented using data from a regional conglomerate's actual acquisition study. The benefits of the use of the multiple-objective modeling approach include improvements in the efficacy and specificity of information on which acquisition decision making is based, and types of information that are not methodology

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Engineering Management, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:38 ,  Issue: 1 )