A view of group decision making process and bivoting approach

Lei Yang*, Youmin Xi

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Many characteristics of Group Decision Making (GDM) are different from those of individual decision. The literature dealing with the stages of GDM is rather scant. This paper presents a view about the stages of group decision processes, characterizing GDM as a dynamic process. We discuss particularly the aggregation stage of preferences and reports a 'bivoung approach' used in practising group decision support systems (GDSS). Finally, a concrete example is given to illustrate each stage of group decision process and the 'bivoting approach' in consensus reaching stage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)945-948
Number of pages4
JournalComputers and Industrial Engineering
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Aggregation Rules
  • Group Decision Process
  • Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS)
  • Vote

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