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Title: Contractor selection using the analytic network process
Authors: Cheng, EWL
Li, H 
Keywords: Analytic hierarchy process
Analytic network process
Contractor selection
Multi-criteria decision making
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Source: Construction management and economics, 2004, v. 22, no. 10, p. 1021-1032 How to cite?
Journal: Construction management and economics 
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 decision-making (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.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/19210
ISSN: 0144-6193
EISSN: 1466-433X
DOI: 10.1080/0144619042000202852
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