Cooperative Game Theory and Applications

Cooperative Games Arising from Combinatorial Optimization Problems

  • Imma┬áCuriel

Part of the Theory and Decision Library book series (TDLC, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Imma Curiel
    Pages 19-52
  3. Imma Curiel
    Pages 53-78
  4. Imma Curiel
    Pages 79-109
  5. Imma Curiel
    Pages 129-148
  6. Imma Curiel
    Pages 149-172
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 173-191

About this book


In this book applications of cooperative game theory that arise from combinatorial optimization problems are described. It is well known that the mathematical modeling of various real-world decision-making situations gives rise to combinatorial optimization problems. For situations where more than one decision-maker is involved classical combinatorial optimization theory does not suffice and it is here that cooperative game theory can make an important contribution. If a group of decision-makers decide to undertake a project together in order to increase the total revenue or decrease the total costs, they face two problems. The first one is how to execute the project in an optimal way so as to increase revenue. The second one is how to divide the revenue attained among the participants. It is with this second problem that cooperative game theory can help. The solution concepts from cooperative game theory can be applied to arrive at revenue allocation schemes.
In this book the type of problems described above are examined. Although the choice of topics is application-driven, it also discusses theoretical questions that arise from the situations that are studied.
For all the games described attention will be paid to the appropriateness of several game-theoretic solution concepts in the particular contexts that are considered. The computation complexity of the game-theoretic solution concepts in the situation at hand will also be considered.


Optimization Theory combinatorial optimization game theory linear optimization modeling optimization

Authors and affiliations

  • Imma┬áCuriel
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Maryland Baltimore CountyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-4775-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-4871-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-6126
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-3044
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