Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal (Print ISSN: 1096-3685; Online ISSN: 1528-2635)


Analytic Hierarchy Process and Its Applications in the Public Sector: A Review

Author(s): Christina Fountzoula, Konstantinos Aravossis

The applications of the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) are reviewed in this article. AHP is a multi-criteria decision-making tool that has been employed in practically every decision-making application. This article focuses on a few of the many potential applications of AHP that may be of interest to both scholars and practitioners. The article critically evaluates some of the papers published in prestigious international journals and provides a synopsis of many of the referred works. This research looks at how the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) is used in decision-making in the public sector's many functions. More particularly, scientific research on the evaluation of public works conducted in the recent decade was investigated. The articles were also grouped by the year they were written, the application they were used for, and the country they were written in. For the years 2010 to 2020, this study examines the deployment of AHP in public sector decision-making processes. AHP is proving to be useful in a variety of public-sector initiatives, but it is most commonly used in transportation, energy, health, and technology projects. The study's ultimate purpose is to contribute to future public-sector decision-making studies. This work is intended to serve as a quick reference on AHP as well as a useful summary kit for researchers and practitioners to use in their future work.

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