Games of Strategy

Fourth International Student Edition

Author: Dixit, Avinash K,Skeath, Susan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393920755

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 768

View: 1328

A clear, comprehensive introduction to the study of game theory. In the fourth edition, new real-world examples and compelling end-of-chapter exercises engage students with game theory.

Games of Strategy

Author: Avinash K. Dixit,Susan Skeath,David H. Reiley

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393919684

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 736

View: 3539

Games of Strategy, famous for its simple yet accurate exposition and its great examples and exercises, has been extensively revised for this Fourth Edition. The key to its broad success is that the authors assume no prior knowledge of game theory and present the material in the most accessible way possible. With new and improved features and compelling end-of-chapter exercises, this Fourth Edition of Games of Strategy continues to engage students around the world.

The Mathematics of Games of Strategy

Author: Melvin Dresher

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486150062

Category: Mathematics

Page: 208

View: 5051

This text offers an exceptionally clear presentation of the mathematical theory of games of strategy and its applications to many fields including economics, military, business, and operations research.

The Compleat Strategyst

Being a Primer on the Theory of Games of Strategy

Author: J. D. Williams

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486136841

Category: Mathematics

Page: 268

View: 4095

Only a basic understanding of arithmetic is needed to grasp these strategy games with two or more sets of inimical interests and a limitless array of zero-sum payoffs.

The Art of Strategy

A Game Theorist's Guide to Success in Business & Life

Author: Avinash K. Dixit,Barry Nalebuff

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393062434

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 483

View: 1109

The authors of Thinking Strategically demonstrate how to apply the principles in game theory to achieve greater personal and professional successes, drawing on a diverse array of case studies to explain how to develop a win-oriented way of seeing the world.

Strategies and Games

Theory and Practice

Author: Prajit K. Dutta,Prajit K.. Dutta

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262041693

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 476

View: 1943

Game theory has become increasingly popular among undergraduate aswell as business school students. This text is the first to provideboth a complete theoretical treatment of the subject and a variety ofreal-world applications, primarily in economics, but also in business,political science, and the law. Game theory has become increasingly popular among undergraduate as well as business school students. This text is the first to provide both a complete theoretical treatment of the subject and a variety of real-world applications, primarily in economics, but also in business, political science, and the law. Strategies and Games grew out of Prajit Dutta's experience teaching a course in game theory over the last six years at Columbia University.The book is divided into three parts: Strategic Form Games and Their Applications, Extensive Form Games and Their Applications, and Asymmetric Information Games and Their Applications. The theoretical topics include dominance solutions, Nash equilibrium, backward induction, subgame perfect equilibrium, repeated games, dynamic games, Bayes-Nash equilibrium, mechanism design, auction theory, and signaling. An appendix presents a thorough discussion of single-agent decision theory, as well as the optimization and probability theory required for the course.Every chapter that introduces a new theoretical concept opens with examples and ends with a case study. Case studies include Global Warming and the Internet, Poison Pills, Treasury Bill Auctions, and Final Jeopardy. Each part of the book also contains several chapter-length applications including Bankruptcy Law, the NASDAQ market, OPEC, and the Commons problem. This is also the first text to provide a detailed analysis of dynamic strategic interaction.

Competitive Strategy

Options and Games

Author: Benoit Chevalier-Roignant,Lenos Trigeorgis,Avinash K. Dixit

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262297833

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 516

View: 1998

Corporate managers who face both strategic uncertainty and market uncertainty confront a classic trade-off between commitment and flexibility. They can stake a claim by making a large capital investment today, influencing their rivals' behavior, or they can take a "wait and see" approach to avoid adverse market consequences tomorrow. In Competitive Strategy, Benoît Chevalier-Roignant and Lenos Trigeorgis describe an emerging paradigm that can quantify and balance commitment and flexibility, "option games," by which the decision-making approaches of real options and game theory can be combined. The authors first discuss prerequisite concepts and tools from basic game theory, industrial organization, and real options analysis, and then present the new approach in discrete time and later in continuous time. Their presentation of continuous-time option games is the first systematic coverage of the topic and fills a significant gap in the existing literature. Competitive Strategy provides a rigorous yet pragmatic and intuitive approach to strategy formulation. It synthesizes research in the areas of strategy, economics, and finance in a way that is accessible to readers not necessarily expert in the various fields involved.

Game Theory and its Applications

In the Social and Biological Sciences

Author: Andrew M. Colman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1134987498

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

View: 7568

Andrew Coleman provides an accessible introduction to the fundamentals of mathematical gaming and other major applications in social psychology, decision theory, economics, politics, evolutionary biology, philosophy, operational research and sociology.

Shogi Japan's Game of Strategy

Author: Trevor Leggett

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 146290243X

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 100

View: 8582

Master the game of Japanese Chess—or shogi with this easy to follow shogi guide. The game of shogi is a chess-like game of strategy long played in Japan. This book is the ultimate strategy guide on shogi for beginners and experienced players alike. The step-by-step instructions an easy to follow diagrams lead the reader through the strategies and intricacies of one of Japan's most popular war games. The book includes explanations of: The shogi board The moves of the different pieces The effective use of the various pieces in game situations The use of "paratroopers" (pieces captured from an opponent) Defenses against attacks The relative value of each of the pieces A sample game and commentary various possible openings and their results How to read a Japanese score The books author, Trevor Leggett, head of Japanese-language broadcasts for the BBC, is an expert guide, holding a rank of fourth dan in shogi making him the ideal teacher for a Western audience.

Your Strategy Needs a Strategy

How to Choose and Execute the Right Approach

Author: Martin Reeves,Knut Haanaes

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1625275870

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 6644

You think you have a winning strategy. But do you? Executives are bombarded with bestselling ideas and best practices for achieving competitive advantage, but many of these ideas and practices contradict each other. Should you aim to be big or fast? Should you create a blue ocean, be adaptive, play to win—or forget about a sustainable competitive advantage altogether? In a business environment that is changing faster and becoming more uncertain and complex almost by the day, it’s never been more important—or more difficult—to choose the right approach to strategy. In this book, The Boston Consulting Group’s Martin Reeves, Knut Haanæs, and Janmejaya Sinha offer a proven method to determine the strategy approach that is best for your company. They start by helping you assess your business environment—how unpredictable it is, how much power you have to change it, and how harsh it is—a critical component of getting strategy right. They show how existing strategy approaches sort into five categories—Be Big, Be Fast, Be First, Be the Orchestrator, or simply Be Viable—depending on the extent of predictability, malleability, and harshness. In-depth explanations of each of these approaches will provide critical insight to help you match your approach to strategy to your environment, determine when and how to execute each one, and avoid a potentially fatal mismatch. Addressing your most pressing strategic challenges, you’ll be able to answer questions such as: • What replaces planning when the annual cycle is obsolete? • When can we—and when should we—shape the game to our advantage? • How do we simultaneously implement different strategic approaches for different business units? • How do we manage the inherent contradictions in formulating and executing different strategies across multiple businesses and geographies? Until now, no book brings it all together and offers a practical tool for understanding which strategic approach to apply. Get started today.

Games, Strategies, and Managers

Author: John McMillan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195108033

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

View: 3153

This is a textbook on game theory for students of business and management, managerial economics, strategic analysis, negotiation, and microeconomics.

The Book of Games

Strategy, Tactics & History

Author: Jack Botermans

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781402742217

Category: Games

Page: 736

View: 2163

This lavishly illustrated 736-page reference provides a lifetime of entertainment! It contains complete rules, playing tips, and instructive move-by-move examples of 65 fun and diverse games. They range from Senat, a pastime enjoyed by King Tut, to Hex, invented by a 20th-century mathematician; from strategy games like Siege of Paris to dice games like Chuck-a-Luck to chase games like Pachisi; from Asian Shogi to African Wari; and from traditional Chess and Go to modern creations like Mastermind and Othello. Colorful illustrations show old-time and modern players, game boards, and equipment alongside fascinating anecdotes and curious facts about games throughout history. For every player, this one’s a sure winner!

Theory of Games and Economic Behavior (Commemorative Edition)

Author: John von Neumann,Oskar Morgenstern

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691130612

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 739

View: 6111

First published in 1944, this book, co-written by an economist & a mathematician, conceived a groundbreaking theory of economic & social organisation based on a theory of games of strategy. The result was a revolution in economics & game theory has since emerged as a major tool of analysis in many other fields.

Strategy Games to Enhance Problem-Solving Ability in Mathematics

Author: Alfred S Posamentier,Stephen Krulik

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9813146362

Category: Mathematics

Page: 136

View: 1910

Games are seen only for recreation. However, this book shows that games can be used to strengthen problem-solving skills and beyond. This book presents strategy games and discusses for each one solutions towards a winning position in the game. In most cases, these strategies are analogous to problem-solving strategies in mathematics. Readers are also exposed to a wide variety of games from several different cultures, which will broaden the perspective of the readers.

Chess Secrets

The Giants of Strategy

Author: Neil McDonald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781857445411

Category: Games

Page: 256

View: 8792

A guide to chess strategy uses examples from such players as Nimzowitsch and Kramnik to illustrate developments in chess strategy.

A Course in Game Theory

Author: Martin J. Osborne,Ariel Rubinstein

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262650403

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 6231

Presents the main ideas of game theory at a level suitable for graduate students and advanced undergraduates, emphasizing the theory's foundations and interpretations of its basic concepts.

Gladiators, Pirates and Games of Trust

How Game Theory, Strategy and Probability Rule Our Lives

Author: Haim Shapira

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 178678064X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 3583

An accessible, light-hearted exploration into Game Theory. Haim Shapira describes what it is, why it is important and how it can help us in our daily lives. This book provides many humorous anecdotes and insightful examples of how our daily lives are affected by Game Theory. Game Theory is the mathematical formalization of interactive decision-making – it assumes that each player's goal is to maximize his/her benefit, whatever it may be. Players may be friends, foes, political parties, states, or any entity that behaves interactively, whether collectively or individually. One of the problems with game analysis is the fact that, as a player, it’s very hard to know what would benefit each of the other players; some of us are not even clear about our own goals or what might actually benefit us. Haim Shapira uses multiple examples to explain what Game Theory is and how the different interactions between decision-makers can play out. In this book you will: • Meet the Nobel Laureate John F Nash and familiarize yourself with his celebrated equilibrium • Learn the basic ideas of the art of negotiation • Visit the gladiators’ ring and apply for a coaching position • Build an airport and divide inheritance • Issue ultimatums and learn to trust