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A must-have reference resource for qualitative management researchers, this dictionary contains over 90 entries covering the fundamentals of qualitative methodologies; covering both analysis and implementation. Each entry gives an introduction to the topic, lists the key relevant features, gives a worked example, a concise summary and a selection of further reading suggestions. It is suitable for researchers and academics who need a handy and quick point of reference.

PROMETHEE Method of Ranking Alternatives
PROMETHEE method of ranking alternatives

The PROMETHEE (Preference Ranking Organization METHod for Enrichment Evaluation), introduced in Brans et al. (1984, 1986), is a technique for the ranking of alternatives based on their values over different criteria. As an outranking technique it quantifies a ranking through the pairwise comparison (differences) between the criterion values describing the alternatives. Its introduction was to offer a means of multi-criteria decision support characterized by simplicity and clearness to the decision maker (Brans et al., 1986); it is also considered to have a transparent computational procedure (Georgopoulou et al., 1998).

These characteristics of PROMETHEE have made it a versatile technique in many areas of study, including energy management (Pohekar and Ramachandran, 2004). Developments on the original PROMETHEE include an ...

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