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From traditional operational research to multiple criteria decision analysis: basic ideas on an evolving field

  title={From traditional operational research to multiple criteria decision analysis: basic ideas on an evolving field},
  author={Fernando Alberto Freitas Ferreira and S{\'e}rgio P. Santos and Paulo M. M. Rodrigues},
  journal={Problems and perspectives in management},
This paper presents the most recent evolutionary lines in operational research, through a review of the basic principles that guide this field of research. In broad terms, some emphasis is given to the fact that Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis (or Aid) (MCDA) takes into account that decision-making processes are complex and composed of several actors with different perceptions and value systems, stressing that this approach highlights the limits of objectivity, and considers the possibility… 

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