Consensus measure with multi-stage fluctuation utility based on China’s urban demolition negotiation

Date

2016-05-20

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Journal Title

Journal ISSN

ISSN

0926-2644
1572-9907

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Publisher

Springer

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

Utility functions are often used to reflect decision makers' (DMs') preferences. They have the following two merits: one refers to the representation of the DM's utility (satisfaction) level, the other one to the measuring of the consensus level in a negotiation process. Taking the background of China's urban house demolition, a new kind of consensus model is established by using di erent types of multi-stage fluctuation utility functions, such as concave, convex, S-shaped, reversed S-shaped, reversed U-shaped as well as their combinations, to reveal negotiators' dynamic physiological preferences and consensus level. Moreover, the eff ects of budget and the individual compensation tolerance on the consensus level are also discussed with previous research, the proposed model takes both the negotiation cost and DM's consideration, and most importantly, it is computational less complex.

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Keywords

Consensus decision making, Utility function, Piecewise linear preference, Consensus level, Linear optimization

Citation

Gong, Z., Xu, C., Chiclana, F. and Xu, X. (2016) Consensus measure with multi-stage fluctuation utility based on China’s urban demolition negotiation. Group Decision and Negotiation, 26 (2), pp. 379-407

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Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IAI)