### Abstract

For more than a decade, multiattribute utility/value theory and multiobjective mathematical programming have offered different approaches to similar problems. Unfortunately, the two areas have developed with little interaction in spite of their common aims. We consider the use of utility/value functions in a mathematical programming framework, and demonstrate that these functions often possess desirable properties from an optimization point of view. We conclude that a hybridization of approaches is more viable than is perhaps commonly assumed.

Original language | English (US) |
---|---|

Pages (from-to) | 411-418 |

Number of pages | 8 |

Journal | Naval Research Logistics |

Volume | 35 |

Issue number | 3 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 1988 |

### Fingerprint

### All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Modeling and Simulation
- Ocean Engineering
- Management Science and Operations Research

### Cite this

*Naval Research Logistics*,

*35*(3), 411-418. https://doi.org/10.1002/1520-6750(198806)35:3<411::AID-NAV3220350309>3.0.CO;2-O

}

*Naval Research Logistics*, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 411-418. https://doi.org/10.1002/1520-6750(198806)35:3<411::AID-NAV3220350309>3.0.CO;2-O

**Optimizability of utility and value functions.** / Harrison, Terry Paul; Rosenthal, Richard E.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article

TY - JOUR

T1 - Optimizability of utility and value functions

AU - Harrison, Terry Paul

AU - Rosenthal, Richard E.

PY - 1988

Y1 - 1988

N2 - For more than a decade, multiattribute utility/value theory and multiobjective mathematical programming have offered different approaches to similar problems. Unfortunately, the two areas have developed with little interaction in spite of their common aims. We consider the use of utility/value functions in a mathematical programming framework, and demonstrate that these functions often possess desirable properties from an optimization point of view. We conclude that a hybridization of approaches is more viable than is perhaps commonly assumed.

AB - For more than a decade, multiattribute utility/value theory and multiobjective mathematical programming have offered different approaches to similar problems. Unfortunately, the two areas have developed with little interaction in spite of their common aims. We consider the use of utility/value functions in a mathematical programming framework, and demonstrate that these functions often possess desirable properties from an optimization point of view. We conclude that a hybridization of approaches is more viable than is perhaps commonly assumed.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84989695145&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84989695145&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1002/1520-6750(198806)35:3<411::AID-NAV3220350309>3.0.CO;2-O

DO - 10.1002/1520-6750(198806)35:3<411::AID-NAV3220350309>3.0.CO;2-O

M3 - Article

VL - 35

SP - 411

EP - 418

JO - Naval Research Logistics

JF - Naval Research Logistics

SN - 0894-069X

IS - 3

ER -