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Value Functions for Environmental Management

Series: Environment & Management Volume: 7

By: Euro Beinat

241 pages, Illus, figs, tabs, maps

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #71654 | ISBN: 0792346629
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Provides a systematic approach to the structuring and measurement of value judgements, showing how they drive the decision process and how to make them transparent and effective in support of complex decisions. The value functions that the book describes provide a scheme for the exploration of human values and a tool for transforming them into an analytical model.


1. Scope and Outline of the Study. 2. Multiattribute Value Function Theory. 3. Assessment Techniques for Multiattribute Value Functions. 4. Value Functions for Environmental Management. 5. An Interactive Procedure for Assessing Value Functions for Expert Judgement. 6. Value Function Models for Expert Panels. 7. Case Study: Expert-Based Value Function Models for Cleaning up a Polluted Site. 8. Case Study: Spatial Decision Support for the Admission of New pesticides. 9. Conclusions. References. Index.

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