Decision Support System for Business Ideas Competitions

Diana Martins 1, Rui Assis 1, Ricardo Coelho 1, Fernando Almeida 2 *

J INFORM SYSTEMS ENG, Volume 4, Issue 3, Article No: em0093.

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Business ideas competitions have gained increasing importance in stimulating entrepreneurial activity mainly among highly qualified graduates. However, the operating model of these competitions is quite heterogeneous, complex and often confusing, since the perception of the merit of each project is assessed differently by each jury member. Therefore, it is important to propose a decision support system that simplifies the evaluation process of competing projects and ensures all the opinions of the jury members are considered and have the same importance. The developed application uses C# and Windows Forms technologies and the AHP method to serialize competing projects according to the individual evaluation of each jury member. The results of the study allowed testing the application considering four scenarios in which the relative importance of each criterion and the performance of each project according to these criteria are changed and evaluated.


support decision system, AHP, business competition, ideas competition, entrepreneurship




Martins, D., Assis, R., Coelho, R., and Almeida, F. (2019). Decision Support System for Business Ideas Competitions. Journal of Information Systems Engineering & Management, 4(3), em0093.

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