The Chair’s research program focuses on theoretical and algorithmic developments of game theory and its applications to management issues.

The theoretical and algorithmic component aims to:

  • Design strategies that promote cooperation among agents which, in principle, have different or even conflicting objectives;
  • Develop mechanisms to ensure dynamic coherence and other forms of durability of cooperative solutions;
  • Extend these strategies and mechanisms to a stochastic framework;
  • Create algorithms to compute non-cooperative game equilibrium in a dynamic context.

Applications focus on various management issues, mainly in marketing, energy and the  environment, such as:

  • Conflicts and cooperation in marketing distribution networks;
  • Designing marketing strategies in oligopolistic markets;
  • Sharing of environmental costs;
  • Coordinating environmental strategies in an international context;
  • Coordination in supply chains and the marketing-production interface;
  • Electronic commerce, including its implications on relationships in traditional distribution channels.