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Multi-criteria analysis weighting methodology to incorporate stakeholders' preferences in energy and climate policy interactions

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dc.contributor.author Grafakos, S en
dc.contributor.author Flamos, A en
dc.contributor.author Oikonomou, V en
dc.contributor.author Zevgolis, D en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T01:59:46Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T01:59:46Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en
dc.identifier.issn 17506220 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/29038
dc.subject Energy en
dc.subject Environmental management en
dc.subject Environmental regulations en
dc.subject Global warming en
dc.subject Government policy en
dc.subject Stakeholder analysis en
dc.subject.other Climate policy en
dc.subject.other Consistency tests en
dc.subject.other Design/methodology/approach en
dc.subject.other Elicitation process en
dc.subject.other Energy en
dc.subject.other Evaluation problems en
dc.subject.other Evaluation process en
dc.subject.other Ex ante evaluation en
dc.subject.other Government policy en
dc.subject.other Holistic approach en
dc.subject.other Multi-criteria analysis en
dc.subject.other Pair-wise comparison en
dc.subject.other Pair-wise comparison technique en
dc.subject.other Policy interaction en
dc.subject.other Relative importance en
dc.subject.other Small samples en
dc.subject.other Stakeholder analysis en
dc.subject.other Visual representations en
dc.subject.other Weighting methodology en
dc.subject.other Weighting methods en
dc.subject.other Energy policy en
dc.subject.other Environmental management en
dc.subject.other Global warming en
dc.subject.other Navigation systems en
dc.subject.other Environmental regulations en
dc.title Multi-criteria analysis weighting methodology to incorporate stakeholders' preferences in energy and climate policy interactions en
heal.type journalArticle en
heal.identifier.primary 10.1108/17506221011073851 en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17506221011073851 en
heal.publicationDate 2010 en
heal.abstract Purpose: Evaluation of energy and climate policy interactions is a complex issue, whereas stakeholders' preferences incorporation has not been addressed systematically. The purpose of this paper is to present an integrated weighting methodology that has been developed in order to incorporate weighting preferences into an ex ante evaluation of climate and energy policy interactions. Design/methodology/approach: A multi-criteria analysis (MCA) weighting methodology which combines pair-wise comparisons and ratio importance weighting methods has been elaborated. It initially introduces the users to the evaluation process through a warming up holistic approach for an initial rank of the criteria and then facilitates them to express their ratio relative importance in pair-wise comparisons of criteria by providing them an interactive mean with verbal, numerical and visual representation of their preferences. Moreover, it provides a ranking consistency test where users can see the degree of (in)consistency of their preferences. Findings: Stakeholders and experts in the energy policy field who tested the methodology stated their approval and satisfaction for the combination of both ranking and pair-wise comparison techniques, since it allows the gradual approach to the evaluation problem. In addition, main difficulties in MCA weights elicitation processes were overcome. Research limitations/implications: The methodology is tested by a small sample of stakeholders, whereas a larger sample, a broader range of stakeholders and applications on different climate policy evaluation cases merit further research. Originality/value: The novel aspect of the developed methodology consists of the combination of ranking and pair-wise comparison techniques for the elicitation of stakeholders' preferences. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited. en
heal.journalName International Journal of Energy Sector Management en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1108/17506221011073851 en
dc.identifier.volume 4 en
dc.identifier.issue 3 en
dc.identifier.spage 434 en
dc.identifier.epage 461 en


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