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Linking stakeholder visions with resource allocation scenarios and multi-criteria assessment

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Stauffacher, Michael
Scholz, Roland W.
Published in European Journal of Operational Research. 2012, vol. 219, no. 3, p. 762-772
Abstract Stakeholders and decision makers often develop visions of the ideal-type future as a response to complex societal problems and design their actions accordingly. However, these actors sometimes have a limited understanding as to whether their visions are feasible, what action is required and what the potential consequences are. This paper presents a methodology for linking visions with quantitative resource allocation scenarios which show different options in implementing the visions. The consequences are then appraised by multi-criteria assessment in order to find optimal and acceptable ways of implementation. As a result, stakeholders and decision makers learn about their visions and may even rethink them before decision making. The methodology thus couples visionary ideas with analytical information, providing a novel approach using quantitative techniques in a soft framework. The methodology is illustrated via a real-world case study concerning the future energy system in a small Swiss community.
Keywords OR in societal problem analysisVisionsNormative scenariosMultiple criteria analysisOR in energy
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TRUTNEVYTE, Evelina, STAUFFACHER, Michael, SCHOLZ, Roland W. Linking stakeholder visions with resource allocation scenarios and multi-criteria assessment. In: European Journal of Operational Research, 2012, vol. 219, n° 3, p. 762-772. doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2012.01.009 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:101640

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