Game Theory and Business Applications

  • Kalyan Chatterjee
  • William Samuelson

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 194)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Kalyan Chatterjee, William Samuelson
    Pages 1-15
  3. Franklin Allen, Stephen Morris
    Pages 17-41
  4. Chandra Kanodia
    Pages 43-79
  5. Sridhar Moorthy
    Pages 81-101
  6. Francine Lafontaine, Margaret E. Slade
    Pages 137-188
  7. Kalyan Chatterjee
    Pages 189-206
  8. William Samuelson
    Pages 207-231
  9. Jon Hanson, Kathleen Hanson, Melissa Hart
    Pages 233-263
  10. Sudipto Bhattacharya, Claude d’Aspremont, Sergei Guriev, Debapriya Sen, Yair Tauman
    Pages 265-286
  11. Kalyan Chatterjee, Robert C. Marshall
    Pages 287-305
  12. Rachel Croson
    Pages 307-321
  13. William Samuelson
    Pages 323-366
  14. Robert C. Marshall, Leslie M. Marx, Michael J. Meurer
    Pages 367-397
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 399-409

About this book


Game theory has been applied to a growing list of practical problems, from antitrust analysis to monetary policy; from the design of auction institutions to the structuring of incentives within firms; from patent races to dispute resolution. The purpose of Game Theory and Business Applications is to show how game theory can be used to model and analyze business decisions. The contents of this revised edition contain a wide variety of business functions – from accounting to operations, from marketing to strategy to organizational design. In addition, specific application areas include market competition, law and economics, bargaining and dispute resolution, and competitive bidding. All of these applications involve competitive decision settings, specifically situations where a number of economic agents in pursuit of their own self-interests and in accordance with the institutional “rules of the game” take actions that together affect all of their fortunes. As this volume demonstrates, game theory provides a compelling guide for analyzing business decisions and strategies.


Auctions Bidder Collusion Competitive Decision Experimental Economics Game Theoretic Models Game Theory Incentive Contracting Mathematical Modeling Microeconomics Operations Research

Editors and affiliations

  • Kalyan Chatterjee
    • 1
  • William Samuelson
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of EconomicsPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2., School of ManagementBoston UniversityBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-7094-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-7095-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0884-8289
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