On the Borda-Kendall Consensus Method for Priority Ranking Problems
Wade D. Cook and
Additional contact information
Wade D. Cook: York University
Management Science, 1982, vol. 28, issue 6, 621-637
This paper investigates the Borda-Kendall method for the determination of a consensus ranking. It is shown that in the case of ties the method does not perform as claimed. A "minimum variance" method for determining the consensus ranking is proposed and its properties examined. It is shown to be equivalent to the Borda-Kendall method if ties are not allowed. An algorithm to determine the "minimum variance" consensus ranking in the case of ties is described. Results obtained from the solution of problems of various sizes are discussed.
Keywords: utility/preference: theory; utility/preference: scaling; integer programming: applications (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (22) 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:28:y:1982:i:6:p:621-637
Access Statistics for this article
More articles in Management Science from INFORMS Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Mirko Janc ().