Group Decision and Negotiation

, Volume 14, Issue 6, pp 441–460

The Graph Model for Conflict Resolution: Past, Present, and Future


DOI: 10.1007/s10726-005-9002-x

Cite this article as:
Kilgour, D.M. & Hipel, K.W. Group Decis Negot (2005) 14: 441. doi:10.1007/s10726-005-9002-x


The Graph Model for Conflict Resolution is a methodology for the modeling and analysis of strategic conflicts. An historical overview of the graph model is presented, including the basic modeling and analysis components of the methodology, the decision support system GMCR II that is now used to apply it, and the recent initiatives that are currently in various stages of development. The capacity of this simple, flexible system to provide advice to decision-makers facing strategic conflicts is emphasized throughout, and illustrated using a real-life groundwater contamination dispute.

Key words

Graph Model for Conflict Resolution GMCR II strategic conflict stability equilibrium coalition analysis status quo analysis 

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© Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsWilfrid Laurier UniversityWaterlooCanada
  2. 2.Department of Systems Design EngineeringUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooOntarioCanada

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