Multi-Criteria Decision Making

The objective of this research line is to help planners and project managers to make complex decisions by using methods based on Multicriteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) that are scientifically proven. Specific areas of application may be, among others: selection of project portfolio, analysis of stakeholders, asset valuation, location of industrial plants and facilities, contractor selection, personnel selection and others related to the Project and Project Management areas. The most used Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis techniques are: Analytic Hierarchy Process and Analytic Network Process (AHP / ANP), PROMETHEE, TOPSIS and PRES.

Competitive research projects

  • Biohybrids for the Promotion of Axonal Growth and Regeneration in the Central and Peripheral Nervous System (2016-2019)
  • Analysis of Energy Saving Measures in Valencian Public Hospitals. Proposal for a Multicriteria Tool to Help Its Evaluation and Selection (2015-2017)
  • Methodology Proposal for the Assessment of the Activity of Public Organizations: the Case of the Offices for the Transfer of Research Results (2011-2014)
  • Model Proposal for the Evaluation of Patents Generated by Researchers from Public Centres Using the AHP and ANP Multicriteria Techniques (2011-2013)
  • Adequacy, Improvement and Extension of Valuation Models Based on Multicriteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) and Spatial Regression Analysis for Real Estate Valuation (2007-2010)
  • Analysis of Multicriteria Decisions in Engineering and Innovation Projects (2006-2007)
  • Design and Implementation of an Asset Valuation Methodology Through the Application of Multi-criteria Decision Analysis Techniques (2005-2007)
  • Analysis of Decision Processes in New Product Development Projects. Empirical Study on Innovative SMEs in the Valencian Community (2004-2006)
  • Assistance to the Group for the Analysis of Evaluation Methodologies (2001-2002)

Projects with companies

  • Management of the Exhibition and Maintenance of the Rice Museum of the City of Valencia
    • Funding entity: Ayuntamiento de Valencia
      Start date: 09/28/2012
      Finish date: 07/01/2018
  • Optimization of Market Research and an Effective Price Guidance System
    • Funding entity: Tasaciones de Bienes Mediterráneo S.A.
      Start date: 06/20/2007
      Finish date: 06/20/2009
  • Transformation of an Old Rice Mill into the Rice Museum of the City of Valencia (9-01-O)
    • Funding entity: Ayuntamiento de Valencia
      Start date: 07/28/2000
      Finish date: 06/28/2002

Recent scientific articles

  • Molero, G. D.; Santarremigia, F. E.; Aragonés-Beltrán, P.; Pastor-Ferrando, J.-P. (2017) Total safety by design: Increased safety and operability of supply chain of inland terminals for containers with dangerous goods. Safety Science, 100, 168–182.
  • Montesinos-Valera, J.; Aragonés-Beltrán, P.; Pastor-Ferrando, J.-P. (2017) Selection of maintenance, renewal and improvement projects in rail lines using the analytic network process. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 2479(March), 1–21.
  • Aragonés-Beltrán, P.; Poveda-Bautista, R.; Jiménez-Sáez, F. (2017) An in-depth analysis of a TTO´s objectives alignment within the university strategy: An ANP-based approach.Journal of Engineering and Technology Management 44: 19-43.
  • Aragonés-Beltrán, P.; García-Melón, M.; Montesinos-Valera, J. (2017) How to assess stakeholders’ influence in project management? A proposal based on the Analytic Network Process, International Journal of Project Management 35: 451-461.

Directed doctoral theses

  • Analysis of basic design criteria for a hazardous chemical container terminal applying the analytical hierarchical process (AHP). PhD student: Gema Dolores Molero Prieto / Directors: Pablo Aragonés Beltrán and Juan Pascual Pastor Ferrando (2016)
  • Application of the AHP, ANP-BC and ANP-BOCR techniques of multicriteria decision making to the selection of portfolios of maintenance, rehabilitation and improvement projects in railway infrastructures. PhD student: Jesús Montesinos Valera / Directors: Pablo Aragonés Beltrán and Juan Pascual Pastor Ferrando (2015)
  • Procedure Based on Linear Programming for the Selection of Alternatives in Projects of a Complex Nature and with Multiple Objectives. PhD student: Nolberto Juan Munier Buratti / Directors: Pablo Aragonés Beltrán and Fernando Jiménez Sáez (2011)
  • Application of ANP and AHP techniques of multi-criteria decision making, to criteria selection and weighting in the award of public works contracts. PhD student: Juan Pascual Pastor Ferrando / Directors: Pablo Aragonés Beltrán and Antonio Hospitaler Pérez (2007)
  • Methodology proposal for the alignment of the strategic objectives of the company with the objectives satisfied by its Online Channel, using Structural Analysis and techniques to aid multi-criteria decision making: AHP and ANP. PhD student: Antonio Caballero Luque / Directors: Pablo Aragonés Beltrán and Carlos Manuel Dema Pérez (2005)
  • Interactive algorithm for solving the plant distribution problem, with shape control and using discrete multicriteria decision making techniques. PhD student: Ramón Ontiveros Martínez / Directors: Pablo Aragonés Beltrán and Antonio Hospitaler Pérez (2004)