Group Decision Support Using the Analytic Hierarchy Process

  • José María Moreno-JiménezEmail author
  • Juan Aguarón
  • María Teresa Escobar
  • Manuel Salvador
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This chapter comprises an account of three significant recent contributions made by the Zaragoza Multicriteria Decision-Making Group to the field of group decision and negotiation using the analytic hierarchy process. After a short overview of AHP and its role in group decision support, it goes on to include (i) a review of the role of consistency in group decision-making and the proposal of consistency consensus matrices; (ii) an outline of the procedure aggregation of individual preference structures that provides collective valuations of the alternatives in a group decision problem; and (iii) a brief examination of the Bayesian approach to group decision-making using the analytic hierarchy process and the connection to prioritization, consistency, and compatibility. The chapter is complemented by a discussion of cognitive orientation and its implementation in group decision processes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • José María Moreno-Jiménez
    • 1
    Email author
  • Juan Aguarón
    • 1
  • María Teresa Escobar
    • 1
  • Manuel Salvador
    • 1
  1. 1.Grupo Decisión Multicriterio Zaragoza, Facultad de Economía y EmpresaUniversidad de ZaragozaZaragozaSpain

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