Universal Journal of Management Vol. 6(6), pp. 213 - 234
DOI: 10.13189/ujm.2018.060604
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Multicriteria Decision Integrated Prospective Theory Applied at Engineering Services' Company


José Artur Vieira , Marcela do Carmo Silva , Carlos Francisco Simões Gomes *, Marcos dos Santos
Federal Fluminense University, Rua Passos da Pátria, 156 - Bloco D - room 309, São Domingos, Niterói, Brazil

ABSTRACT

This paper proposes a model integrates future scenario planning techniques, based on the Multicriteria Decision Aid (MCDA) approach, which can be used as a tool for attending companies' strategic planning, applying it to an engineering company services, located in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The motivation of the studied theme is the possibility of applying MCDA techniques added to the future scenario concepts planning as a tool for strategic (and progress) planning. Thus, the usefulness of the proposed model was proven, since it enabled the manager to analyse investment alternatives in the light of the future prospecting conducted. Recent discussions suggest the use of resources in an optimized way due to the increasing scarcity. This fact makes decision-making and strategic planning based on future scenarios a complex task, since it has multiple and uncertain alternatives. A bibliographic review was performed to identify methods are more applicable to the problems. An innovative proposal is made to unite prospective with multicriteria in a compensatory problem; proposing a methodology with six steps.

KEYWORDS
Business, MCDA, Future Scenario's Prospection, Management, Engineering Service's Company

Cite this paper
José Artur Vieira , Marcela do Carmo Silva , Carlos Francisco Simões Gomes , Marcos dos Santos . "Multicriteria Decision Integrated Prospective Theory Applied at Engineering Services' Company." Universal Journal of Management 6.6 (2018) 213 - 234. doi: 10.13189/ujm.2018.060604.