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Comment réorganiser le réseau postal suisse? Une application de l'aide à la décision territoriale

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Abstract:

How to reorganize the Swiss postal network? A case study of spatial decision making-support.

This article presents a case study of spatial decision making-support in relation to the Swiss Post and its efforts to reorganize the postal network in eight Swiss cities. The first part of the article describes the methodology and highlights selected original elements used in the processing of geographic information (spatial analysis and multi-criteria analysis). The second part, more analytical, examines the process used to apply the method defined in the previous section. Based on a constructivist approach of decision-support, it explores the modes of interaction between available information and decision makers. The analysis shows that the decision maker is relatively difficult to identify since the decision making process includes a set of partial and dependent decisions that are taken by a diversity of people. In conclusion, geographic information played an important role, not only on the decision, but mainly in allowing decision makers to better understand spatial complexity

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1541-0064.2007.00174.x

Affiliations: 1: Chaire de Recherche du Canada en aide la décision territoriale, Pavillon Félix-Antoine Savard, Université Laval, Québec, PQ Canada. G1K 7P4 ( ), Email: Florent.Joerin@crad.ulaval.ca 2: Goran Bozovic est décédé en mai 2004. Ce texte est dédiéà sa mémoire

Publication date: 2007-06-01

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