ANALYSIS OF PREFERENCE DEPENDENCIES AMONG OBJECTIVES.

Journal Article

In decision problems there are often preference dependencies for the achievement of various objectives. This study suggests a problem-oriented approach to address such preference dependencies. First, a diagnostic analysis is conducted to identify the basis for the dependencies. Based on this, the attributes are divided into components or transformed into an alternate set of attributes with a lesser degree of preference dependence. Quantification of the value structure by developing a utility function is easier in such cases, making use of existing independence concepts.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Keeney, RL

Published Date

  • 1981

Published In

  • Operations Research

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1105 - 1120