Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 2009

Publication Title

Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering

Volume

18

Issue

4

First Page

489

Last Page

507

Keywords

Multiple criteria decision analysis, multiple criteria ranking, DEA, TOPSIS, emergency management

Abstract

A hybrid approach of DEA (data envelopment analysis) and TOPSIS (technique for order performance (preference) by similarity to ideal solution) is proposed for multiple criteria decision analysis in emergency management. Two DEA-based optimization models are constructed to facilitate identifying parameter information regarding criterion weights and quantifying qualitative criteria in TOPSIS. An emergency management case study utilizing data from the Emergency Management Australia (EMA) Disasters Database is provided to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed analysis procedure.

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The final publication is available at www.springerlink.com
(http://dx.doi.org/10.1007%2Fs11518-009-5120-3)

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