Priority Ranking and Consensus Formation
Wade D. Cook and
Additional contact information
Wade D. Cook: York University
Management Science, 1978, vol. 24, issue 16, 1721-1732
This paper investigates the problem of combining ordinal preferences, expressed as priority vectors, to form a consensus. An axiomatic structure relating to the concept of distance between rankings is developed, uniqueness of the distance measure is proven and its form derived. Adopting the median ranking as a form of consensus, it is shown that this ranking can be determined, in the case of complete rankings, by solving a certain assignment problem. The results are compared and contrasted to earlier work due to Arrow, Kendall, Kemeny and Snell, and Bogart.
Keywords: games/group decisions: voting/committees; utility/preference: theory; decision analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (30) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:inm:ormnsc:v:24:y:1978:i:16:p:1721-1732
Access Statistics for this article
More articles in Management Science from INFORMS Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Mirko Janc ().