Multi-criteria decision analysis with goal programming in engineering, management and social sciences: a state-of-the art review

Cinzia Colapinto, Raja Jayaraman, Simone Marsiglio

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    Abstract

    Goal programming (GP) is an important class of multi-criteria decision models widely used to analyze and solve applied problems involving conflicting objectives. Originally introduced in the 1950s by Charnes et al. (Manag Sci 2:138–151, 1955) the popularity and applications of GP has increased immensely due to the mathematical simplicity and modeling elegance. Over the recent decades algorithmic developments and computational improvements have greatly contributed to the diverse applications and several variants of GP models. In this paper we present a state of the art literature review on GP applications in three selected (prominent and popular) areas, namely engineering, management and social sciences.

    Original languageBritish English
    Pages (from-to)7-40
    Number of pages34
    JournalAnnals of Operations Research
    Volume251
    Issue number1-2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1 Apr 2017

    Keywords

    • Goal programming
    • Multi-criteria decision analysis
    • Multi-criteria optimization
    • Recent advances

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