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Consensus reaching in committees
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Computing Science.
Radboud University, Faculty of Management Science, Nijmegen, The Netherlands and Warsaw School of Economics, Department of Mathematical Economics, Warsaw, Poland.
Tilburg University, Faculty of Philosophy, Tilburg, The Netherlands.
2007 (English)In: European Journal of Operational Research, ISSN 0377-2217, Vol. 178, no 1, 185-193 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper, we apply a consensus model to decision-making in committees that have to choose one or more alternatives from a set of alternatives. The model does not use a voting rule nor a set of winning coalitions. Every decision maker evaluates each alternative with respect to given criteria. The criteria may be of unequal importance to a decision maker. Decision makers may be advised by a chairman to adjust their preferences, i.e., to change their evaluation of some alternative(s) or/and the importance of the criteria, in order to obtain a better consensus. The consensus result should satisfy constraints concerning the consensus degree and the majority degree. A simple example is presented. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Elsevier, 2007. Vol. 178, no 1, 185-193 p.
Keyword [en]
Constraints satisfaction, Consensus, Committees
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Computer Science Economics and Business
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-21919DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2005.11.012ISI: 000242631700015ISBN: 0377-2217OAI: diva2:212173
Available from: 2009-04-21 Created: 2009-04-21 Last updated: 2014-02-11Bibliographically approved

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