Dependence and independence: From linear hierarchies to nonlinear networks
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
University of Pittsburgh
Yamaha Motor Company
: Jan, 1986
: European journal of operational researchVol.: 26- Issue: 2- Pages: 229-237
: Most decisions need to be free from assumptions of independence to be faithful to the complex problems in which they arise. This paper illustrates how to generate priorities for decisions involving general types of dependence of criteria on alternatives, criteria on criteria and alternatives on alternatives. It is based on the feedback system framework of the Analytic Hierarchy Process of which a hierarchy is a special case.
: Decisions, Analytic Hierarchy Process, AHP, Dependence, Priorities