Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications

, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 151–169 | Cite as

A dynamic solution concept for abstract games

  • P. P. Shenoy
Contributed Papers


Several solution concepts have been defined for abstract games. Some of these are the core, due to Gillies and Shapley, the Von Neumann-Morgenstern stable sets, and the subsolutions due to Roth. These solution concepts are rather static in nature. In this paper, we propose a new solution concept for abstract games, called the dynamic solution, that reflects the dynamic aspects of negotiation among the players. Some properties of the dynamic solution are studied. Also, the dynamic solution of abstract games arising fromn-person cooperative games in characteristic function form is investigated.

Key Words

Abstract games solution concepts dynamic solutions 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. P. Shenoy
    • 1
  1. 1.School of BusinessUniversity of KansasLawrence

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