Are apples smarter than oranges? Evaluating and benchmarking the showcases

ABS 10_020The approach developed by RGU is a combination of the simple and the complex. The simple part was the development of a set of variables that describe concepts such as flexibility, cost and transferability and which enable partners to produce data in a standard form (from a range of very different harbours, showcases and individual business cases). This data is tabular form will allow an easy ‘high’ level’ comparison of the business cases. But not all variables are equal. Some variables – such – as flexibility – are regarded by e-harbours partners as more important than others. Consequently, the complex bit involves weighting these variables in terms of relative importance and developing a mathematical model which allows us to compare – with some validity – the relative performance of very different business cases against a variety of quantitative and qualitative criteria.

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