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Coalitional Games in Evolutionary Supply Chain Networks

  • Laura Scrimali
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Part of the AIRO Springer Series book series (AIROSS, volume 1)

Abstract

We focus on the coalition formation in a supply chain network that consists of three layers of decision-makers, namely, suppliers, manufacturers, and retailers, with prices and shipments that evolve over time. We suppose that some partners in the chain vertically merge each other and act as one player to confront the other players that make their choices independently. In this model, the retailer is the dominant player and is a profit-maximizer. We present a non-cooperative approach to the coalitional game and provide the equilibrium conditions governing the model as well as an equivalent evolutionary variational inequality formulation.

Keywords

Evolutionary variational inequality Supply chain Coalitions Nash equilibrium 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The research was partially supported by the research project “Modelli Matematici nell’Insegnamento-Apprendimento della Matematica” DMI, University of Catania. This support is gratefully acknowledged.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of CataniaCataniaItaly

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