Possibilities of eliminating ineffective alternatives in the multi-criteria counterparty’s selection for horizontal cooperation
The report discusses an approach to the implementation of filtering alternatives that precede the optimization procedures for multi-criteria decisions on choosing a counterparty for horizontal cooperation. Filtration is based on the theory of binary relations and provides for the preservation of only those alternatives that are majorants in relation to a strict order according to a certain particular criterion. The presented filtering procedures allows significant reduction of the number of considered alternatives without quality degradation. These procedures are illustrated in the format of the following generalized selection criteria: scalar; ideal point; geometric mean.