An attitudinal consensus degree to control feedback mechanism in group decision making with different adjustment cost

Date

2018-11-03

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0950-7051

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Publisher

Elsevier

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Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

This article aims to study the influence of the group attitude on the consensus reaching process in group decision making (GDM). To do that, the attitudinal consensus index (ACI) is defined to aggregate individual consensus levels to form a a collective one. This approach allows for the implementation of the group attitude in a continuous state ranging from a pessimistic attitude to an optimistic attitude. Then, ACI is used to build a stop policy to control feedback for consensus, which can be regarded as a generation of the traditional polices: \emph{minimum disagreement policy}' and \emph{indifferent disagreement policy}'. A sensitivity analysis method with visual simulation is proposed to check the adjustment cost and consensus level with different attitudinal parameters. The main conclusion from this analysis is that the bigger the attitudinal parameter implemented is, the bigger the adjustment cost and consensus level are. The visual information facilitates the inconsistent expert keeping a balance between the attitudinal parameter to implement and the adjustment cost and consensus level, which in practice translates into full control of such implementation based on the decision maker's willingness.

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Keywords

Group decision making, Consensus, Attitude, Adjustment cost

Citation

Wu, J., Sun, Q., Fujita, H., Chiclana, F. (2018) An attitudinal consensus degree to control feedback mechanism in group decision making with different adjustment cost. Knowledge-Based Systems, 164, pp. 265-273

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Research Institute

Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IAI)