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Evaluation of the government entrepreneurship support by a new dynamic neutrosophic operator based on time degrees

Chenguang Wang (College of Economics and Management, China Three Gorges University, Yichang, China)
Zixin Hu (Business School, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China)
Zongke Bao (Business School, Zhejiang Universiy City College, Hangzhou, China) (School of Accounting, Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics, Hangzhou, China)

Management Decision

ISSN: 0025-1747

Article publication date: 8 June 2022

Issue publication date: 16 March 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

Entrepreneurship as a development engine has a distinct character in the economic growth of countries. Therefore, governments must support entrepreneurship in order to succeed in the future. The best way to improve the performance of this entrepreneurial advocacy is through efficient measurement methods. For this reason, the purpose of this paper is to propose a new integrated dynamic multi-attribute decision-making (MADM) model based on neutrosophic set (NS) for assessment of the government entrepreneurship support.

Design/methodology/approach

Due to the nature of entrepreneurship issues, which are multifaceted and full of uncertain, indeterminate and ambiguous dimensions, this measurement requires multi-criteria decision-making methods in spaces of uncertainty and indeterminacy. Also, due to the change in the size of indicators in different periods, researchers need a special type of decision model that can handle the dynamics of indicators. So, in this paper, the authors proposed a dynamic neutrosophic weighted geometric operator to aggregate dynamic neutrosophic information. Furthermore, in view of the deficiencies of current dynamic neutrosophic MADM methods a compromised model based on time degrees was proposed. The principle of time degrees was introduced, and the subjective and objective weighting methods were synthesized based on the proposed aggregated operator and a nonlinear programming problem based on the entropy concept was applied to determine the attribute weights under different time sequence.

Findings

The information of ten countries with the indicators such as connections (C), the country's level of education and experience (EE), cultural aspects (CA), government policies (GP) and funding (F) over four years was gathered and the proposed dynamic MADM model to assess the level of entrepreneurial support for these countries. The findings show that the flexibility of the model based on decision-making thought and we can see that the weights of the criteria have a considerable impact on the final evaluations.

Originality/value

In many decision areas the original decision information is usually collected at different periods. Thus, it is necessary to develop some approaches to deal with these issues. In the government entrepreneurship support problem, the researchers need tools to handle the dynamics of indicators in neutrosophic environments. Given that this issue is very important, nonetheless as far as is known, few studies have been done in this area. Furthermore, in view of the deficiencies of current dynamic neutrosophic MADM making methods a compromised model based on time degrees was proposed. Moreover, the presented neutrosophic aggregation operator is very suitable for aggregating the neutrosophic information collected at different periods. The developed approach can solve the several problems where all pieces of decision information take the form of neutrosophic information collected at different periods.

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Acknowledgements

This work was supported in part by the Youth Program of NSFC (National Natural Science Foundation of China) under grant [71704154] and the Soft Science Research Project of Zhejiang Soft Science of China Province under grant [2021C35022].

Retraction notice: The publishers of Management Decisions wish to retract the article “Evaluation of the government entrepreneurship support by a new dynamic neutrosophic operator based on time degrees” by C. Wang, Z. Hu and Z. Bao (2022) which appeared ahead of print and was submitted to the Special Issue: The Neutrosophical Approach: Applications in Management Decision and Organizational Research Methods.

It has come to our attention that there are concerns that the peer review process was compromised, and that as a result, the standard of the article does not meet those expected by the journal.

The publishers of the journal sincerely apologize to the readers.

Citation

Wang, C., Hu, Z. and Bao, Z. (2023), "Evaluation of the government entrepreneurship support by a new dynamic neutrosophic operator based on time degrees", Management Decision, Vol. 61 No. 2, pp. 530-551. https://doi.org/10.1108/MD-03-2022-0305

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