Title: Two-Stage Multi-Criteria Analysis and the Future of ITS-based Safety Innovation Projects
Authors: De Brucker, Klaas ×
Macharis, Cathy
Verbeke, Alain #
Issue Date: Nov-2015
Publisher: Institute of Engineering Technology IET
Series Title: IET Intelligent Transport Systems vol:9 issue:9 pages:842-850
Abstract: This paper outlines a new two-stage multi-criteria analysis (MCA) methodology to facilitate assessing and selecting investments in ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems). We focus on ITS-based safety innovation projects (SIPs) in the realm of road transport infrastructure, namely those conducive to more ‘forgiving roads’ (FORs) and ‘self-explanatory’ roads (SERs). Stakeholders interested in improving road safety can use this MCA tool to assess alternative options for improving road safety, based on how each option contributes to each stakeholder group’s objectives. The preferences of each stakeholder are fully taken into account in a first stage through partial MCAs, which determine how each SIP contributes to each separate stakeholder’s specific objectives. In the second stage, the preferences of all stakeholders are bundled, with more emphasis on societal preferences. This second stage analysis, paradoxically allows identifying policy areas where government incentives could address strong concerns voiced by particular stakeholder groups. In other words, an implicit feedback loop is generated to the SIPs’ design, with ‘redesign’ intended to reduce the gap between societal preferences and specific-stakeholder ones, thereby increasing the probability that the support of all stakeholder groups involved could still be ascertained.
ISSN: 1751-956X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Department of ECON-CEDON, Campus Brussels
Research Centre for Economics and Corporate Sustainability, Campus Brussels
Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
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