International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems

Volume 4, Issue 4, June 2011, Pages 583 - 595

A Fuzzy Multi-Criteria SWOT Analysis: An Application to Nuclear Power Plant Site Selection

Authors
Mehmet Ekmekçioğlu, Ahmet Can Kutlu, Cengiz Kahraman
Corresponding Author
Mehmet Ekmekçioğlu
Received 11 March 2011, Accepted 19 June 2011, Available Online 4 July 2011.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ijcis.2011.4.4.15How to use a DOI?
Abstract

SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis is a commonly used and an important technique for analyzing internal and external environments in order to provide a systematic approach and support for a decision making. SWOT is criticized mostly for considering only qualitative examination of environmental factors, no priority for various factors and strategies, and no vagueness of the factors under fuzziness. In this paper, fuzzy TOPSIS (Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution) integrated with fuzzy AHP (Analytical Hierarchy Process) is used to develop fuzzy multi-criteria SWOT analysis in order to overcome these shortcomings. Nuclear power plant site selection, which is a strategic and important issue for Turkey’s energy policy making, is considered as an application case study that demonstrated the applicability of the developed fuzzy SWOT model.

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Journal
International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems
Volume-Issue
4 - 4
Pages
583 - 595
Publication Date
2011/07/04
ISSN (Online)
1875-6883
ISSN (Print)
1875-6891
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ijcis.2011.4.4.15How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2011, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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