Consensus in a fuzzy environment: a bibliometric study
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Cabrerizo, F. J., Martinez, M. A., Herrera, M., & Herrera-Viedma, E. (2015). Consensus in a fuzzy environment: A bibliometric study. 3rd International Conference on Information Technology and Quantitative Management, Itqm 2015, 55, 660-667. [doi: 10.1016/j.procs.2015.07.065]
In today’s organizations, group decision making has become a part of everyday organizational life. It involves multiple individuals interacting to reach a decision. An important question here is the level of agreement or consensus achieved among the individuals before making the decision. Traditionally, consensus has been meant to be a full and unanimous agreement. However, it is often not reachable in practice. A more reasonable approach is the use of softer consensus measures, which assess the consensus in a more flexible way, reflecting the large spectrum of possible partial agreements and guiding the discussion process until widespread agreement is achieved. As soft consensus measures are more human-consistent in the sense that they better reflect a real human perception of the essence of consensus, consensus models based on these kind of measures have been widely proposed. The aim of this contribution is to present a bibliometric study performed on the consensus approaches that have been proposed in a fuzzy environment. It gives an overview about the research products gathered in this research field. To do so, several points have been studied, among others: countries, journals, top contributing authors, most cited keywords, papers and authors. This allows us to show a quick shot of the state of the art in this research area.