A Multiple Criteria Approach to Creating Good Teams Over TIme

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication/Presentation Date



Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting. 2007


A common problem that many organizations and academic team-based programs/classes face is the process by which teams are chosen. This selection process is critical since the success or failure of the project/program/class may significantly depend on team composition. Team selection approaches range form letting the individuals decide to the program director assigning them based on some criterion, such as geographic proximity or skill sets. All of these selection procedures have several shortcomings. This paper will describe a multiple criteria approach for this team selection problem that balances skill sets among the groups and varies the composition of the teams from period to period. The results of applying this team selection model to our EMBA program are presented.

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