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dc.contributor.advisorCuskey, Jeffrey
dc.contributor.authorTsagdis, Angelis
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:40:06Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:40:06Z
dc.date.issued2008-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/4016
dc.description.abstractThis thesis assesses the feasibility of using the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) as a dynamic tool for decision-making in defense acquisition. The gradual reductions in defense budgets, the need for efficient allocation of funds among competitive activities, the demand from public opinion for rationality, transparency and efficiency in defense spending, the complicated legislation concerning procurements, all call for changes in the way officials make decisions. The AHP is a multiattribute decision-making technique, developed by Thomas Saaty to support users with complex decision-making by combining their experience, judgment, and intuition with a view to selecting the best course of action from a number of alternatives. Literature suggests that the AHP is suitable for a wide variety of applications in economics, finance, politics, games and sports, conflict resolution, cost/benefit analyses, resource allocation, source selection, and resolution of everyday problems. This study focuses on the potential use of the AHP for combat aircraft source selection by the Hellenic Air Force, analyzing legislative, acquisition and technical issues relating to this procurement. It concludes that AHP is a suitable decision making tool for defense acquisitions and recommends the Hellenic Air Force evaluate its potential usefulness via a series of pilot acquisition programs.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/theuseofanalytic109454016
dc.format.extent81 p. : ill. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.subject.lcshMultiple criteria decision makingen_US
dc.subject.lcshDecision makingen_US
dc.subject.lcshMathematical modelsen_US
dc.titleThe use of the Analytical Hierarchy Process as a source selection methodology and its potential application within the Hellenic Air Forceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderAirola, James
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceHellenic Air Force author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc245094556
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineBusiness Administrationen_US
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