Salminen Pekka, Senior Lecturer / Yliopistonlehtori

Salminen Pekka, Senior Lecturer / Yliopistonlehtori


Dr. Pekka Salminen received his PhD in business economics in 1992 at the University of Jyväskylä. His academic life includes tasks from research assistant to an acting professor. Worth mentioning from these are: acting associate professor at the University of Jyväskylä (1988-1994), senior researcher of the Academy of Finland (9/1995-7/1996 and 8/1997-7/2000), professor of business economics at the University of Joensuu (2001-2002), acting professor of accounting at the University of Jyväskylä (2003-7/2004).

Areas of Interest

His main research interests are in various schools of multicriteria decision making, including discipline independent applications of multicriteria approaches. His research has been published e.g., in Journal of the Operational Research Society, Decision Sciences, European Journal of Operational Research, Waste Management and Research, Group Decision and Negotiation, Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Environmental Management, Journal of Environmental Management, Forest Science, Forest Policy and Economics, Omega, and OR Spectrum. These papers has been cited more than 1200 times in more than 200 different journals.

Research Areas

multicriteria decision making

Recent Publications

  • Lahdelma R., Makkonen S. & Salminen P.(2009). Two ways to handle dependent uncertainties in multicriteria problems. Omega 37, 79-92.
  • Tervonen T, Figueira J., Lahdelma R., Almeida Dias J. & Salminen P (2009). A Stochastic Method for Robustness Analysis in Sorting Problems. European Journal of Operational Research 192, 1, 236-242.
  • Lahdelma R. & Salminen P. (2009). Prospect theory and Stochastic Multicriteria Acceptability Analysis (SMAA). Omega 37, 961-971.
  • Menou, A., Benallou, A., Lahdelma R. & Salminen P. (2010). Decision support for centralizing cargo at a Moroccan airport hub using stochastic multicriteria acceptability analysis. European Journal of Operational Research 204, 621-629.
  • Lahdelma R & Salminen P. (2011). The shape of the utility or value function in stochastic multicriteria acceptability analysis. To appear in OR Spectrum.

Teaching (list of courses)

  • YLAA220 Cost Accounting (Kustannuslaskenta in Finnish)
  • YLAA230 Management Control (Talousjohtaminen in Finnish)
  • YLAS630 Decision Theory (Päätöksenteon teoria in Finnish)
  • YLAA900 Aineopintojen seminaari