publication . Article . 2015

Optimal infrastructure selection to boost regional sustainable economy

Manuel Martin-Utrillas; Francisco Juan-Garcia; Julian Canto-Perello; Jorge Curiel-Esparza;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc.
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
The role of infrastructures in boosting the economic growth of the regions is widely recognized. In many cases, an infrastructure is selected by subjective reasons. Selection of the optimal infrastructure for sustainable economic development of a region should be based on objective and founded reasons, not only economical, but also environmental and social. In this paper is developed such selection through a hybrid method based on Delphi, analytical hierarchy process (AHP), and VIKOR (from Serbian, VIseKriterijumska Optimizacija I Kompromisno Resenje). To do this, a panel of experts assesses both the infrastructures and the drivers for their selection. The metho...
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free text keywords: Optimal infrastructure, Sustainable economy, Regional economic boost, Delphi method, Analytical Hierarchy Process, VIKOR technique, INGENIERIA DE LA CONSTRUCCION, FISICA APLICADA, Geography, Planning and Development, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, Boosting (machine learning), VIKOR method, Analytic hierarchy process, Regret, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Delphi, computer.programming_language, computer, Environmental economics, Computer science
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