The analytic hierarchy process (AHP) is a decision-making procedure widely used in management for establishing priorities in multicriteria decision problems. Underlying the AHP is the theory of ratio-scale measures developed in psychophysics since the middle of the last century. It is, however, well known that classical ratio-scaling approaches have several problems. We reconsider the AHP in the light of the modern theory of measurement based on the so-called separable representations recently axiomatized in mathematical psychology. We provide various theoretical and empirical results on the extent to which the AHP can be considered a reliable decision-making procedure in terms of the modern theory of subjective measurement.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Titolo:||The Analytic Hierarchy Process and the theory of measurement|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1287/mnsc.1090.1123|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000276500300007|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-77950906444|
|Parole Chiave:||Ratio scales; Subjective weighting; Decision making|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Articolo su Rivista|