Koksalan and his co-authors provide us with a better understanding of the history of an important area in OR to which many top researchers have contributed especially over the last twenty to thirty years. As one of the first such publications covering a specific subfield, this book has certainly set a very high standard. -- IFORS Newsletter "IFORS Newsletter"Vom Verlag:
Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) is all about making choices in the presence of multiple-conflicting criteria. MCDM has become one of the most important and fastest growing subfields of Operations Research/Management Science. The last book on this topic was published about 50 years ago. This book aims to present an informal, nontechnical history of Multiple Criteria Decision Making, supplemented with many pictures. It covers the major developments in MCDM, from early history until now. It also covers fascinating discoveries by Nobel laureates and other prominent scholars. The book begins with the early history of MCDM, which covers the roots of MCDM through the 1960s. It proceeds to give a decade-by-decade account of major developments in the field starting from the 1970s until now. Written in a simple and accessible manner, this book will be of interest to students and professionals in the field of decision sciences.
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