Author: Joseph E. Harrington, Jr.

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1464156905

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 540

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Written for majors courses in economics, business, political science, and international relations, but accessible to students across the undergraduate spectrum, Joseph Harrington's innovative textbook makes the tools and applications of game theory and strategic reasoning both fascinating and easy to understand. Each chapter focuses a specific strategic situation as a way of introducing core concepts informally at first, then more fully, with a minimum of mathematics. At the heart of the book is a diverse collection of strategic scenarios, not only from business and politics, but from history, fiction, sports, and everyday life as well. With this approach, students don't just learn clever answers to puzzles, but instead acquire genuine insights into human behavior
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Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467281492

Category: Education

Page: 36

View: 2974

Facts101 is your complete guide to Games, Strategies and Decision Making. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Author: John McMillan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195108033

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

View: 5303

This is a textbook on game theory for students of business and management, managerial economics, strategic analysis, negotiation, and microeconomics.
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strategisches Know-how für Gewinner

Author: Avinash K. Dixit,Barry J. Nalebuff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791012391

Category:

Page: 371

View: 7181

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Author: Charalambos D. Aliprantis,Subir K. Chakrabarti

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195300222

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 470

View: 6594

Games and Decision Making, Second Edition, is a unique blend of decision theory and game theory. From classical optimization to modern game theory, authors Charalambos D. Aliprantis and Subir K. Chakrabarti show the importance of mathematical knowledge in understanding and analyzing issues in decision making. Through an imaginative selection of topics, Aliprantis and Chakrabarti treat decision and game theory as part of one body of knowledge. They move from problems involving the individual decision-maker to progressively more complex problems such as sequential rationality, auctions, and bargaining. By building each chapter on material presented earlier, the authors offer a self-contained and comprehensive treatment of these topics. Successfully class-tested in an advanced undergraduate course at the Krannert School of Management and in a graduate course in economics at Indiana University, Games and Decision Making, Second Edition, is an essential text for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of decision theory and game theory. The book is accessible to students who have a good basic understanding of elementary calculus and probability theory. New to this Edition * Chapter 2 includes new sections on two-person games, best-response strategies, mixed strategies, and incomplete information * Chapter 4 has been expanded to provide new material on behavior strategies and applications * The chapter on auctions (5) includes a new section on revenue equivalence * Offers two new chapters, on repeated games (7) and existence results (9) * New applications have been added to all the chapters
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An Introduction for Managers

Author: Anthony Kelly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139438131

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 332

Game theory is a key element in most decision-making processes involving two or more people or organisations. This book explains how game theory can predict the outcome of complex decision-making processes, and how it can help you to improve your own negotiation and decision-making skills. It is grounded in well-established theory, yet the wide-ranging international examples used to illustrate its application offer a fresh approach to an essential weapon in the armoury of the informed manager. The book is accessibly written, explaining in simple terms the underlying mathematics behind games of skill, before moving on to more sophisticated topics such as zero-sum games, mixed-motive games, and multi-person games, coalitions and power. Clear examples and helpful diagrams are used throughout, and the mathematics is kept to a minimum. It is written for managers, students and decision makers in any field.
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Author: John M Gottman

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843708223

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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'Kann man voraussagen, wie lange eine Partnerschaft hält? Ja, meint John M. Gottman, und tritt dafür sogar den wissenschaftlichen Beweis an. Mit Hilfe seines 'Ehelabors' erforscht er seit Jahrzehnten die Geheimnisse glücklicher Ehen. Er hat dabei sieben Prinzipien herausgearbeitet, die erfolgreiche Paare auf ihrem Weg zu einer harmonischen und langlebigen Beziehung anwenden. Mit vielen praktischen Ratschlägen und griffigen Fallbeispielen.'
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Rückblick auf den Deutschen Planspielpreis 2015 und 2017

Author: Christian Hühn,Birgit Zürn,Sebastian Schwägele,Sarah Hofmann,Friedrich Trautwein

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3752852283

Category: Education

Page: 172

View: 8766

Der neunte Band der ZMS-Schriftenreihe widmet sich - wie bereits die Bände 1, 3 und 6 - dem Deutschen Planspielpreis. Dieser Wissenschaftspreis wird für herausragende Studienabschlussarbeiten zum Themenfeld "Planspiele" verliehen, für Dissertationen oder Habilitationen gibt es einen Sonderpreis. Ziel ist es, Forschungsarbeiten allgemein zugänglich zu machen und durch die Vernetzung und Veröffentlichung einen Beitrag zur Weiterentwicklung der Planspielmethode zu leisten. Traditionell blickt der Band auf die Ausschreibung dieses Wissenschaftspreises und die ausgezeichneten Arbeiten zurück. Im neunten Band sind gleich zwei Wettbewerbsjahre zusammengefasst - 2015 und 2017. Unter dem Titel "Planspiele - Analyse und Wirkungen" werden in diesem Band neun Beiträge der Preisträger und ausgesuchter Bewerber des Deutschen Planspielpreises 2015 und 2017 vorgestellt. Die wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten beleuchten Themen aus den Bereichen der Analyse von Planspielfaktoren und Einsatzmöglichkeiten der Planspielmethode. Sie zeigen das Potenzial auf, das in der Methode Planspiel - auch und gerade aus wissenschaftlicher Sicht - noch schlummert. Die Verleihung des Deutschen Planspielpreises fand 2017 bereits zum fünften Mal statt. Der Wettbewerb hat sich als feste Größe im wissenschaftlichen Diskurs zum Themenfeld Planspiel etabliert. Der Wettbewerb wird alle zwei Jahre ausgeschrieben, die Preisverleihung findet im Rahmen des Europäischen Planspielforums statt. Die dortige Vorstellung der preisgekrönten Arbeiten ist immer ein sehr gut besuchter Programmpunkt und zeigt das große Interesse an einer wissenschaftlichen Diskussion der Lehr- und Lern-Methode Planspiel.
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Wie Top-Firmen und Führungskräfte zum Erfolg inspirieren

Author: Simon Sinek

Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft

ISBN: 3864146518

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 3280

Am Beginn einer jeden Erfolgsgeschichte steht eine einfache Frage: Warum? Warum sind manche Organisationen profitabler als andere? Warum werden einige Führungskräfte von ihren Mitarbeitern mehr geschätzt und andere weniger? Warum sind manche Menschen in der Lage, immer und immer wieder erfolgreich zu sein? In seinem Bestseller, der nun zum ersten Mal in deutscher Sprache erscheint, zeigt Simon Sinek, dass erfolgreiche Persönlichkeiten wie Martin Luther King Jr. oder Steve Jobs alle nach demselben, natürlichen Muster dachten, handelten und kommunizierten. Am Anfang ihres Wirkens stand immer die Frage nach dem Warum. Mit diesem Ansatz schafften sie es, bedeutende Dinge zu vollbringen und darüber hinaus ihre Mitstreiter zu inspirieren. Sich an diesen Vorbildern orientierend, gibt Sinek in seinem Ratgeber nun Führungskräften, Unternehmen, aber auch Privatpersonen einen Leitfaden an die Hand, der zum endgültigen Erfolg verhilft. Dabei erklärt er das so erfolgreiche Muster, welches dem goldenen Schnitt ähnlich ist, und auf den drei elementaren Fragen basiert: Warum? Wie? Was? Dadurch eröffnen sich dem Leser völlig neue Möglichkeiten und er wird lernen, dass die Motivierung von Mitarbeitern viel zielführender ist als ihre Manipulation! Und dies geht ganz einfach: einfach »Warum?« fragen.
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Author: Philip D. Straffin

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 9780883856376

Category: Mathematics

Page: 244

View: 9034

This book pays careful attention to applications of game theory in a wide variety of disciplines. The applications are treated in considerable depth. The book assumes only high school algebra, yet gently builds to mathematical thinking of some sophistication. Game Theory and Strategy might serve as an introduction to both axiomatic mathematical thinking and the fundamental process of mathematical modelling. It gives insight into both the nature of pure mathematics, and the way in which mathematics can be applied to real problems.
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Author: Charalambos D. Aliprantis,Subir K. Chakrabarti

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780195133691

Category:

Page: 224

View: 7218

The authors are both mathematical economists; one teaches in an economics department and the other in a business school The latter is also editor of a prestigious economics journal and the author of 12 books in pure and applied mathematics. Because of their prestige as scholars and teachers, the National Science Foundation awarded them a grant to develop an interdisciplinary course, combining decision theory and game theory, for primary use in business and economics departments.The heart of business, and much of economics, is decision making. This book is a fully self-contained treatment of almost everything that can be called decision theory, from classical optimization, often covered in courses in mathematical economics and management science, to modern game theory, the cornerstone of modern managerial (micro) economics which provides the foundation for management strategy and competitive analysis. Only a knowledge of simple calculus and probability is required. Although some coverage in later chapters requires extra mathematical knowledge, that knowledge is developed as an integral part of the text. This book will be a key text for all professors who want to take a serious look at a decision theory, whether they are teaching undergraduate game theory or undergraduate or MBA courses in optimization and game theory.With careful selection of topics not to intimidate students, the authors show the integration of decision and game theory, as part of the same body of knowledge and demonstrates that unity. They move from the problem of the decision-maker, to progressively more complex decision problems, such as sequential rationality, culminating in topics of great immediate interest, auctions and bargaining. By building chapters squarely on what goes before, the authors avoid any unnecessary confusion in presenting a technical subject such as game theory, where ideas are often carelessly and callously presented out of proper sequence. The first chapter introduces optimization theory with a single decision-maker, by using problems from finance and business, to demonstrate how to find solutions to optimization problems. Building on concepts of the single decision-maker in the first chapter, Chapter 2 introduces fundamentals of modern game theory by developing the theory of strategic form games and their solutions, e.g. markets, voting auctions. Chapters 4 and 5 on sequential games builds on the foundation of Chapter 3 devoted to sequential decision-making. The concluding chapters (6&7) cover auctions and bargaining using what has preceded in Chapters 1-5.While the book is sound enough mathematically to be used in introductory mathematics courses on game theory, its broadest appeal will be in courses that show applications of decision theory in economics and business (perhaps even some political science courses at the graduate level). It has been successfully class tested in a management science course at the Krannert School of Management. The book shows the increasing importance of sound mathematical knowledge in decision-making for sustained competitive advantage.
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Aus dem Amerikanischen übersetzt und mit einem Nachwort von Werner Raub und Thomas Voss

Author: Robert Axelrod

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3486851748

Category: Philosophy

Page: 245

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Wie ist Kooperation möglich in einer Welt von Egoisten, in der es keine zentrale Autorität gibt? Axelrod entwickelt aus der Spieltheorie - auf der Basis des "Gefangenendilemmas" - eine verblüffende Lösung. Nicht die raffinierteste, auch nicht die aggressivste, nicht die sanfteste Strategie sichert langfristig Erfolg, sondern die grundsätzlich wohlwollende, aber stets vergeltungsbereite: TIT FOR TAT, "wie Du mir, so ich Dir". Axelrod schließt daraus, dass in der globalen arbeitsteiligen Wirtschaftsweise geradezu ein innerer Zwang zur Kooperation besteht. Gewinnbringende Kooperationen sind für Unternehmen nützlicher als blinder Wettbewerb.
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Author: Ilhan K. Geckil,Patrick L. Anderson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781584888444

Category: Mathematics

Page: 230

View: 5524

Useful Tools to Help Solve Decision Making Problems Applied Game Theory and Strategic Behavior demonstrates the use of various game theory techniques to address practical business, economic, legal, and public policy issues. It also illustrates the benefits of employing strategic thinking that incorporates the uncertainty surrounding the behavior of other parties. Real-world applications of game theory Exploring a variety of games, the book outlines the process of modeling game theory questions while thinking strategically. It introduces core concepts through simple examples and case studies taken from the authors’ consulting work in the automotive, beer, wine, and spirits industries as well as in debates over government regulation. The authors include newly developed software applications that can construct and solve game theory models and present strategic options in clear, visual diagrams. Out of the box and into the business world Striking the right balance between necessary mathematics and practical applications, this book shows how game theory can be used in real life, not just in mathematical models. It helps readers improve their strategic thinking, define games based on actual situations, model games with payoffs and probabilities, and make strategically sound decisions.
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Author: Zhigeng Fang,Sifeng Liu,Hongxing Shi,Yi Lin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420087406

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

View: 5700

To make the best decisions, you need the best information. However, because most issues in game theory are grey, nearly all recent research has been carried out using a simplified method that considers grey systems as white ones. This often results in a forecasting function that is far from satisfactory when applied to many real situations. Grey Game Theory and Its Applications in Economic Decision Making introduces classic game theory into the realm of grey system theory with limited knowledge. The book resolves three theoretical issues: A game equilibrium of grey game A reasonable explanation for the equilibrium of a grey matrix of static nonmatrix game issues based on incomplete information The Centipede Game paradox, which has puzzled theory circles for a long time and greatly enriched and developed the core methods of subgame Nash perfect equilibrium analysis as a result The book establishes a grey matrix game model based on pure and mixed strategies. The author proposes the concepts of grey saddle points, grey mixed strategy solutions, and their corresponding structures and also puts forward the models and methods of risk measurement and evaluation of optimal grey strategies. He raises and solves the problems of grey matrix games. The book includes definitions of the test rules of information distortion experienced during calculation, the design of tokens based on new interval grey numbers, and new arithmetic laws to manipulate grey numbers. These features combine to provide a practical and efficient tool for forecasting real-life economic problems.
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Author: Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., Mehdi

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522522565

Category: Computers

Page: 8104

View: 3465

In recent years, our world has experienced a profound shift and progression in available computing and knowledge sharing innovations. These emerging advancements have developed at a rapid pace, disseminating into and affecting numerous aspects of contemporary society. This has created a pivotal need for an innovative compendium encompassing the latest trends, concepts, and issues surrounding this relevant discipline area. During the past 15 years, the Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology has become recognized as one of the landmark sources of the latest knowledge and discoveries in this discipline. The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition is a 10-volume set which includes 705 original and previously unpublished research articles covering a full range of perspectives, applications, and techniques contributed by thousands of experts and researchers from around the globe. This authoritative encyclopedia is an all-encompassing, well-established reference source that is ideally designed to disseminate the most forward-thinking and diverse research findings. With critical perspectives on the impact of information science management and new technologies in modern settings, including but not limited to computer science, education, healthcare, government, engineering, business, and natural and physical sciences, it is a pivotal and relevant source of knowledge that will benefit every professional within the field of information science and technology and is an invaluable addition to every academic and corporate library.
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Author: Bartel L. van der Waerden

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642649742

Category: Mathematics

Page: 360

View: 1148

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Mehr Zeit, mehr Geld, mehr Leben

Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843704457

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 3179

Warum arbeiten wir uns eigentlich zu Tode? Haben wir nichts Besseres zu tun? Und ob! - sagt Timothy Ferriss. Der junge Unternehmer war lange Workaholic mit 80-Stunden-Woche. Doch dann erfand er MBA - Management by Absence - und ist seitdem freier, reicher, glücklicher. Mit viel Humor, provokanten Denkanstößen und erprobten Tipps erklärt Ferriss, wie sich die 4-Stunden-Woche bei vollem Lohnausgleich verwirklichen lässt. Der Wegweiser für eine Flucht aus dem Hamsterrad und ein Manifest für eine neue Gewichtung zwischen Leben und Arbeiten.
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