Expanded DEMATEL for Determining Cause and Effect Group in Bidirectional Relations

The Scientific World Journal, Volume 2014, Article ID 103846 (2014)

8 Pages Posted: 13 Jul 2014

See all articles by Elham Falatoonitoosi

Elham Falatoonitoosi

University of Malaya (UM) - Faculty of Engineering

Shamsuddin Ahmed

University of Malaya (UM)

Shahryar Sorooshian

University of Malaya (UM)

Date Written: July 11, 2014

Abstract

Decision-Making Trial and Evaluation Laboratory (DEMATEL) methodology has been proposed to solve complex and intertwined problem groups in many situations such as developing the capabilities, complex group decision making, security problems, marketing approaches, global managers, and control systems. DEMATEL is able to realize casual relationships by dividing important issues into cause and effect group as well as making it possible to visualize the casual relationships of subcriteria and systems in the course of casual diagram that it may demonstrate communication network or a little control relationships between individuals. Despite of its ability to visualize cause and effect inside a network, the original DEMATEL has not been able to find the cause and effect group between different networks. Therefore, the aim of this study is proposing the expanded DEMATEL to cover this deficiency by new formulations to determine cause and effect factors between separate networks that have bidirectional direct impact on each other. At the end, the feasibility of new extra formulations is validated by case study in three numerical examples of green supply chain networks for an automotive company.

Suggested Citation

Falatoonitoosi, Elham and Ahmed, Shamsuddin and Sorooshian, Shahryar, Expanded DEMATEL for Determining Cause and Effect Group in Bidirectional Relations (July 11, 2014). The Scientific World Journal, Volume 2014, Article ID 103846 (2014), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2465034

Elham Falatoonitoosi

University of Malaya (UM) - Faculty of Engineering ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia

Shamsuddin Ahmed

University of Malaya (UM) ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
University of Malaya (UM)
Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia

Shahryar Sorooshian (Contact Author)

University of Malaya (UM) ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
University of Malaya (UM)
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
Malaysia

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