Accession Number : AD0770010

Title :   Group Decision Making Using Cardinal Social Welfare Functions.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE OPERATIONS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Keeney,Ralph L. ; Kirkwood,Craig W.

Report Date : OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The paper addresses the problem of constructing a group cardinal social welfare function whose arguments are the individual utility functions of group members. Representation theorems are given which show that the social welfare function is restricted to special forms if certain 'reasonable' conditions hold. The appropriateness of these conditions for different types of group decision problems is discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Decision making, *Social welfare, *Group dynamics, Mathematical models, Theory, Probability, Factor analysis

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE