Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorCullin, William H.
dc.contributor.authorGoren, Ran
dc.dateDecember 1981
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-20T00:17:00Z
dc.date.available2012-11-20T00:17:00Z
dc.date.issued1981-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/20612
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited
dc.description.abstractTop-level acquisition decisions are complex and multi-objective. This implies difficulties in appropriately accounting for all relevant factors to select the best alternative. In addition, there are difficulties and deficiencies in the actual implementation of the decision process. The difficulties and deficiencies in the top-level acquisition decision-making are explored by this thesis. The thesis suggests improvements through intensive use of a quantitative, judgment-based decision technique derived from Multi-Attribute Utility Theory (MAUT). Emphasis is put on demonstrating MAUT's capability for incorporating subjective judgment, in order to reduce the existing doubts about its usefulness for top-level decision-making. The thesis recommends use of the MAUT procedure as the central tool for comprehensive evaluation of the decision alternatives. It argues that such use would solve some of the essential decision-making problems and in addition contribute to the quality and efficiency of the decision process.
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/multiattributeut00gore
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner
dc.subject.lcshManagementen_US
dc.titleMulti-attribute utility theory to assist top-level acquisition makingen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderBrubaker, Earl R.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentAdministrative Sciences
dc.subject.authorMulti-attribute utility theory (MAUT)en_US
dc.subject.authorAcquisition decision-makingen_US
dc.subject.authorMajor-systems evaluationen_US
dc.subject.authorDSARCen_US
dc.description.serviceColonel, Israeli Air Forceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record