A hybrid fuzzy MCDM approach to prioritize organization's activities based on fuzzy analytic hierarchy process and fuzzy DEMATEL

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Computer Engineering, Arak Branch, Islamic Azad University, Arak, Iran

2 Department of Computer Engineering, Ashtian Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ashtian, Iran


Decision makers need to prioritize the organization’s activities in order to allocate resources optimally. Prioritization of activities is a multi-criteria problem that includes both quantitative and qualitative factors. The C4ISR framework is a well-known and widely used framework that describes the activities of the organization using the Activity Model (OV-5) product. In this paper, a new fuzzy hybrid methodology is proposed to describe and prioritize the activities of the organization in fuzzy conditions. First, the activities of the organization are described in a fuzzy format. Then, Activities are prioritized by the use of a hybrid method based on fuzzy DEMATEL and fuzzy AHP. Fuzzy AHP is used to calculate the weight of each activity and Fuzzy DEMATEL is used to calculate the interdependencies between activities. Finally, the Science and Technology Parks of Iran as an empirical study is presented to illustrate the application of the proposed method.


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Volume 14, Issue 1
January 2023
Pages 2633-2646
  • Receive Date: 01 May 2022
  • Revise Date: 26 May 2022
  • Accept Date: 18 June 2022