Cooperative behavior, competition and operations research

M.A. Estevez Fernandez

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

Game theory is the mathematical tool to study cooperation and competition. Since the beginnings of operations research and game theory both fields have been closely related. This thesis further investigates this relationship. Costs or rewards sharing problems arising from scheduling problems, traveling salesman problems and project management are investigated within the framework of game theory. Refinements of the set of optimal solutions of linear programming problems are studied by making use of the relationship betweenof linear programming problems, linear complementarity problems, and matrix games. Finally, competitive environments, i.e. bimatrix games for which some appealing properties of matrix games are kept, are analyzed.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Tilburg University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Borm, Peter, Promotor
  • Hamers, Herbert, Co-promotor
Award date29 Sep 2006
Place of PublicationTilburg
Publisher
Print ISBNs9056681710
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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Cooperative behavior
Game theory
Operations research
Linear programming
Optimal solution
Linear complementarity problem
Traveling salesman problem
Reward
Competitive environment
Project management
Cooperation and competition
Bimatrix games
Costs

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Estevez Fernandez, M. A. (2006). Cooperative behavior, competition and operations research. Tilburg: CentER, Center for Economic Research.
Estevez Fernandez, M.A.. / Cooperative behavior, competition and operations research. Tilburg : CentER, Center for Economic Research, 2006. 160 p.
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Estevez Fernandez, MA 2006, 'Cooperative behavior, competition and operations research', Doctor of Philosophy, Tilburg University, Tilburg.

Cooperative behavior, competition and operations research. / Estevez Fernandez, M.A.

Tilburg : CentER, Center for Economic Research, 2006. 160 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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