Pub. online:1 Jan 2018Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 29, Issue 3 (2018), pp. 567–580
In this paper, by unifying the dual roles of order-inducing variables, a PF weighted induced generalized weighted averaging (PFWIGOWA) operator is presented to facilitate the PF information. The key feature of the proposed operator is that it can improve the existing aggregation operators by the dual roles of its order-inducing variables. In addition, the PFWIGOWA’s desirable properties and different families are also discussed. Furthermore, an approach based on the developed operator is presented for solving multi-attribute group decision making (MAGDM) problems with PF information. Finally, the usefulness of the proposed method is illustrated in a research and development (R&D) projects selection problem.