ANP shortcuts or how to utilize MDAHP technique
Aim: Multi-Dominant Analytic Hierarchy Process (MDAHP) was devised to solve particular decision-making problems. The same problems may be solved by means of a more universal technique, namely Analytic Network Process (ANP). The originators of MDAHP authoritatively state that both tools could be applied interchangeably with success. The authors' experience, however, shows that this is not the case. The issue of substitutability of one technique for another is therefore critically discussed in the paper. Design / research method: The paper presents the comparison of the outcomes of the ANP and MDAHP application to solve a decision-making problem. Conclusions / findings: The comparison of the effects of utilizing both techniques proves that there are differences as to their actual purpose. These differences make them complement each other perfectly in addressing the same decision-making problem. It also shows that the application of MDAHP is more time consuming. Originality / value of the article: A critical discussion on the interchangeable application of ANP and MDAHP is presented in the paper.(original abstract)
- Mirosław DYTCZAK, Grzegorz GINDA74intend to employ more complex subjects in the future to verify the findings presented in the paper.Figure 9. The depiction of the complementary nature of ANP and MDAHPSource: self-reported data. Literature.
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