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Evaluating different cost-benefit analysis methods for port security operations

Sherman, Galina; Siebers, Peer-Olaf; Menachof, David; Aickelin, Uwe

Authors

Galina Sherman

Peer-Olaf Siebers

David Menachof

Uwe Aickelin



Contributors

Javier Faulin
Editor

Angel A. Juan
Editor

Scott E. Grasman
Editor

Michael J. Fry
Editor

Abstract

Service industries, such as ports, are attentive to their standards, a smooth service flow and economic viability. Cost benefit analysis has proven itself as a useful tool to support this type of decision making; it has been used by businesses and governmental agencies for many years. In this book chapter we demonstrate different modelling methods that are used for estimating input factors required for conducting cost benefit analysis based on a single case study. These methods are: scenario analysis, decision trees, Monte-Carlo simulation modelling and discrete event simulation modelling. Our aims are, on the one hand, to guide the analyst through the modelling processes and, on the other hand, to demonstrate what additional decision support information can be obtained from applying each of these modelling methods.

Publication Date Aug 8, 2012
Journal Decision making in service industries: a practical approach
Publisher CRC Press
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Book Title Decision making in service industries: a practical approach
Chapter Number 12
ISBN 978-1-43986-734-1
Institution Citation Sherman, G., Siebers, P., Menachof, D., & Aickelin, U. (2012). Evaluating different cost-benefit analysis methods for port security operations. In J. Faulin, A. A. Juan, S. E. Grasman, & M. J. Fry (Eds.), Decision making in service industries: a practical approachCRC Press
Keywords Scenario analysis,; Decision trees; Monte-Carlo simulation modelling; Discrete event simulation modelling; Port security
Publisher URL https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781439867457
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