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A Decision support system for the Ecological selection of a Facility location: A multi-Criteria Approach

A Decision support system for the Ecological selection of a Facility location: A multi-Criteria Approach
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Author(s): G. Thanos (Technological Educational Institution of Chalkida, Greece), M. Gr. Vrachopoulos (Technological Educational Institution of Chalkida, Greece), A. P. Kakouris (University of Aegean, Greece), M. K. Koukou (Technological Educational Institution of Chalkida, Greece) and A. G. Thanos (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 5
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch150
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378

Abstract

In this article the authors develop a Decision Support System for the selection of facilities location using a modification of the Brown Gibson model. The decision process of selecting an area in urban and rural environments is using objective factors considered by Gibson model and subjective factors which where determined using empirical data. The selected approach is built around a multi-criteria methodology with reference to objective and subjective criteria, which constitute the quantitative and qualitative parameters of the system, respectively. The model excludes any critical factors that may distort its usefulness, by choosing among pre-selected areas that fulfil certain minimum pre-requirements. Research findings provide useful indications that can improved the body of knowledge of location-theory. In addition, they can contribute to the development of policy proposals for the Greek state regarding the issues of: selection of location and residence, regional development, decentralisation as well as the study of the non-homogeneous and in-balanced development of areas in urban and rural environments.

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