Consensus reaching in committees
2007 (English)In: European Journal of Operational Research, ISSN 0377-2217, Vol. 178, no 1, 185-193 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2007. Vol. 178, no 1, 185-193 p.
Constraints satisfaction, Consensus, Committees
Computer Science Economics and Business
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-21919DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2005.11.012ISI: 000242631700015ISBN: 0377-2217OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-21919DiVA: diva2:212173