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Current Approaches in Social Sciences

Edited By Rasim Yilmaz, Günther Löschnigg, Hasan Arslan and Mehmet Ali Icbay

Current Approaches in Social Sciences is a collection of research papers on a wide range of social issues written by researchers from several different institutions. The book will appeal to educators, researchers, social students and teachers of all subjects and of all levels, who wish to develop personally and professionally. It will also be useful to all those who interact, one way or another, with both students and teachers in a social context.
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An Integrated Anp and Dea Approach for the Selection Problems



It has become necessary for various industrial organisations to focus on strategies that will help them achieve cost reduction, continual quality improvement, increased customer satisfaction, and on time delivery performance. As a result, selection of the most suitable facility location for a new organisation is one of the most important strategic issues that is required to fulfill all of these mentioned objectives (Chakrabortya et al., 2013). As other sectors, in the tourism sector, tourist hotel location selection decisions have strategic importance for hotel management because they are costly and difficult to reverse and entail a long term commitment. This selection can be handled with the help of multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) methods by considering a large number of complex criteria.

A robust MCDM method should consider the interactions among these criteria. Because of this, in this study, the hotel location selection problem is solved with a MCDM model that integrates Analytical Network Process (ANP) and Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). In the literature, there are studies that integrate ANP and DEA for different purposes. For instance, Talluri and Sarkis (2002) propose a methodology for developing a control chart for manufacturing system monitoring by utilising a combination of an ANP and DEA model with added ranking ability and individual charts. In another study, Sarkis and Talluri (2002) combine ANP and DEA models for evaluating business process improvements project alternatives. Feng and Jiang (2009) use DEA and ANP integration for supplier evaluation. Rouyendegh and Erol...

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