Pub. online:8 Jun 2020Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 32, Issue 1 (2021), pp. 163–193
To solve the problem of choosing the appropriate cloud computing vendors in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), this paper boils it down to a group decision making (GDM) problem. To facilitate the judgment, this paper uses preference relation as the decision making technology. Considering the situation where uncertain positive and negative judgments exist simultaneously, interval-valued intuitionistic fuzzy preference relations (IVIFPRs) are employed to express the decision makers’ judgments. In view of the multiplicative consistency and consensus analysis, a new GDM algorithm with IVIFPRs is offered. To accomplish this goal, a new multiplicative consistency is first defined, which can avoid the limitations of the previous ones. Then, a programming model is built to check the consistency of IVIFPRs. To deal with incomplete IVIFPRs, two programming models are constructed to determine the missing values with the goal of maximizing the level of multiplicative consistency and minimizing the total uncertainty. To achieve the minimum adjustment of original preference information, a programming model is established to repair inconsistent IVIFPRs. In addition, programming models for getting the decision makers (DMs)’ weights and improving the consensus degree are offered. Finally, a practical decision making example is given to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed method and to compare it with previous methods.
Pub. online:25 Mar 2020Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 31, Issue 2 (2020), pp. 359–397
Public-private partnership (PPP) is regarded as an innovative way to the procurement of public projects. Models vary with PPP projects due to their differences. The evaluation criteria are usually complex and the judgments offered by decision makers (DMs) show the characteristics of fuzziness and uncertainty. Considering these cases, this paper first analyses the risk factors for PPP models and then proposes a new method for selecting them in the setting of single-valued neutrosophic hesitant fuzzy environment. To achieve these purposes, two single-valued neutrosophic hesitant fuzzy correlation coefficients are defined to measure evaluated PPP models. Considering the weights of the risk factors and their interactions, two single-valued neutrosophic hesitant fuzzy 2-additive Shapley weighted correlation coefficients are defined. When the 2-additive measure on the risk factor set is not exactly known, several distance measure-based programming models are constructed to determine it. Based on these results, an algorithm for evaluating PPP models with single-valued neutrosophic hesitant fuzzy information is developed. Finally, a practical numerical example is provided to verify the validity and feasibility of the new method.
Pub. online:1 Jan 2018Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 29, Issue 1 (2018), pp. 157–185
Interval-valued intuitionistic hesitant fuzzy sets (IVIHFSs) are useful to denote the decision makers’ interval preferred, interval non-preferred and hesitant opinions simultaneously. Considering the application of IVIHFSs, this paper introduces a new decision-making method with interval-valued intuitionistic hesitant fuzzy information that extends the application scopes. To do this, the interval-valued intuitionistic hesitant fuzzy hybrid Shapley weighted averaging (IVIHFHSWA) operator and the interval-valued intuitionistic hesitant fuzzy hybrid Shapley weighted geometric (IVIHFHSWG) operator are defined to aggregate the collective attribute values of alternatives. To reflect the interactions and reduce the complexity of calculating the weights, the 2-additive measures are used to define these two hybrid Shapley weighted operators. To derive the exact weight information of attributes and ordered positions, the associated programming models for determining the optimal 2-additive measures are constructed that are based on the defined Hamming distance measure. To show the feasibility and efficiency of the new method, a practical decision-making problem is offered, which is also used to compare with the previous methods.