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Contractor selection using the analytic network process

Cheng, Eddie W. L. & Li, Heng (2004) Contractor selection using the analytic network process. Construction Management and Economics, 22(10), pp. 1021-1032.

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Abstract

Contractor selection is one of the main activities of clients. Without a proper and accurate method for selecting the most appropriate contractor, the performance of the project will be affected. The multi-criteria decisionmaking (MCDM) is suggested to be a viable method for contractor selection. The analytic hierarchy process (AHP) has been used as a tool for MCDM. However, AHP can only be employed in hierarchical decision models. For complicated decision problems, the analytic network process (ANP) is highly recommended since ANP allows interdependent influences specified in the model. An example is demonstrated to illustrate how this method is conducted, including the formation of supermatrix and the limit matrix.

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ID Code: 8428
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author. Author contact details: e.cheng@qut.edu.au
Keywords: Analytic network process, analytic hierarchy process, multi, criteria decision making, contractor selection
DOI: 10.1080/0144619042000202852
ISSN: 1466-433X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Taylor & Francis
Deposited On: 03 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 01:34

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