Accession Number : AD0742064

Title :   Coalitions and Competition in Resource Development: An Example of Multi-Goal Programming Moderated by Multi-Person Games.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN CENTER FOR CYBERNETIC STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Charnes,A. ; Sorensen,S.

Report Date : FEB 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Inducting from a multi-objective (or multi-goal) programming model for the allocation of water resources between competing firms, it is shown how various n-player characteristics functions can be associated with the model. Once a characteristic function is chosen, the authors can study the situation as an n-person game. Although the von Neumann-Morgenstern theory generally is not adequate for such games, several newer solution notions are shown to provide good delineations of the possible coalitions and competition in the resource allocation. The paper presents the new concepts in a formulation substantially more general than that for the problem which generated these concepts. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAME THEORY, LINEAR PROGRAMMING), SET THEORY, WATER SUPPLIES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, THEOREMS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, NATURAL RESOURCES

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE