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dc.contributor.authorSaen, Reza Farzipoor
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:46:47Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:46:47Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.modified2010-10-06T06:56:31Z
dc.identifier.issn02683768
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00170-008-1514-5
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/34414
dc.description.abstractTechnology selection is an important part of management of technology. Traditionally, technology selection models are based on cardinal data with less emphasis on ordinal data. However, with respect to technology selection complexity, emphasis has shifted to the simultaneous consideration of cardinal and ordinal data in technology selection process. The application of data envelopment analysis (DEA) for technology selection problems is based on total flexibility of the weights. However, the problem of allowing total flexibility of the weights is that the values of the weights obtained by solving the unrestricted DEA program are often in contradiction to prior views or additional available information. On the other hand, current models of technology selection problems assume complete discretion of decision-making criteria and do not assume technology selection in the conditions that some factors are nondiscretionary. To select the best technologies in the presence of cardinal data, ordinal data, nondiscretionary factors, and weight restrictions, the objective of this paper is to propose a new pair of assurance region-nondiscretionary factors-imprecise data envelopment analysis (AR-NF-IDEA) models. A numerical example demonstrates the application of the proposed method.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.publisher.placeUSA
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom827
dc.relation.ispartofpageto838
dc.relation.ispartofissue7-8
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume41
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMathematical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInformation and Computing Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEngineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode159999
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode01
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode08
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode09
dc.titleTechnology Selection in the Presence of Imprecise Data, Weight Restrictions, and Nondiscretionary Factors
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.rights.copyright© 2009 Springer London. This is an electronic version of an article published in The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology Volume 41, Issue 7-8, 2009, 827-838. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/ with the open URL of your article.
gro.date.issued2009
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gro.griffith.authorFarzipoor Saen, Reza


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