Decision Making at a Cat Corp Essays

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Decision Making at A-Cat Corp.

. This case talks about an A-Cat Corporation and decision making process in A-Cat corp. This company is founded in India in 1986 as an electrical appliances producer. A-Cat Corporation owns two medium-sized manufacturing units in town Gonida, from district Vidabraha, in region Maharashtra. This company has alliance with Jupiter Inc. for production of cabinets, and venture with Global Electrics for manufacturing TV signal boosters, and battery chargers. A-Cat Corporation is a production leader, and their annual sales in budget year 2000 – 2001 was Rs. 9.800.000. They produce variety of products like voltage regulators, signal boosters, battery chargers, volt-amperes, etc.
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Each candidate (alternative) gets 1 point for a one-on-one win and a half a point for a tie. The candidate (alternative) with the most total points is the winner.
For instance, in a 4 candidate election, suppose candidate A beats candidates B and D head-to-head, candidate B beats candidate D and ties candidate C head-to-head, candidate C beats candidate A and ties candidate B head-to-head, and candidate D beats candidate C head-to-head. Candidate A would get 2 points (1 each for beating B and D), candidate B would get 1.5 points (1 point for beating D and half a point for the tie with C), candidate C would get 1.5 points (1 point for beating A and half a point for the tie with B), and candidate D would get 1 point (for beating C). Since candidate A has the highest point total, candidate A is the winner by the Method of Pairwise Comparisons.
The Method of Pairwise Comparisons was explicitly designed to satisfy the fairness criterion called the Condorcet Criterion. The Condorcet Criterion addresses the fairness of declaring a candidate the winner even though some other candidate won all possible head-to-head matchups. With the Method of Pairwise Comparisons, any candidate who wins all possible head-to-head matchups always has a higher point total than any other candidate and thus is declared the winner.” (
Even after using pair-wise comparison

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