GROUP DECISION MAKING USING CARDINAL SOCIAL WELFARE FUNCTIONS.

Journal Article

This paper addresses the problem of constructing a group cardinal social welfare function whose arguments are the individual utility functions of group members. Representation theorems are given which show that the social welfare function is restricted to special forms if certain ″reasonable″ conditions hold. The appropriateness of these conditions for different types of group decision problems is discussed.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Keeney, RL; Kirkwood, CW

Published Date

  • 1975

Published In

  • Management Science

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 430 - 437