Advances and new orientations in goal programming

Dylan Jones, Carlos Romero

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This chapter starts by providing a categorization of current goal programming literature by type of variant used. Subsequently, goal programming is presented as a secondary model of a general p-metric distance function primary model. This orientation allows us to link goal programming with several fields like the determination of social choice functions or the interpretation and implementation of the Simonian concepts of bounded rationality and "satisficing". To undertake the latter task, this epistemic framework is understood as a Laudian "Research Tradition" instead of the usual understanding as a scientific theory. Finally, potential future developments to expand the use and flexibility of goal programming as well as to explore possible logical connections of goal programming with other decision-making areas are highlighted.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Perspectives in Multiple Criteria Decision Making
Subtitle of host publicationInnovative Applications and Case Studies
EditorsM. Doumpos, J. Rui Figueira, S. Greco, C. Zopounidis
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-11482-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-11481-7
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2019

Publication series

NameMultiple Criteria Decision Making
ISSN (Print)2366-0023


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