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.