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A game is an efficient model of interactions between agents, for the following basic reason: the players follow fixed rules, have interests on all possible final outcomes of the game, and the final result for them does not depend only from the choices they individually make, but also from the choices of other agents. Thus the focus is actually on the fact that in a game there are several agents interacting. In fact, more recently this theory took the name of Interactive Decision Theory. It is related to classical decision theory, but it takes into account the presence of more than one agent taking decisions. As we shall constantly see, this radically changes the background and sometimes even the intuition behind classical decision theory. So, in few words, game theory is the study of taking optimal decisions in presence of multiple players (agents). Thus a game is a simplified, yet very efficient, model of real life every day situa- tions. Though the first, and probably more intuitive, applications of the theory were in an economical setting, theoretical models and tools of this theory nowadays are spread on various disciplines. To quote some of them, we can start from psychology: a more modern approach than classical psychanalysis takes into account that the hu- man being is mainly an interactive agent. So to speak, we play everyday with our professors/students, with our parents/children, with our lover, when bargaining with somebody. Also the Law and the Social Sciences are obviously interested in Game Theory, since the rules play a crucial role in inducing the behaviour of the agents. Not many years after the first systematic studies in Game Theory, interesting ap- plications appeared to animals, starting with the analysis of competing species. It is much more recent and probably a little surprising to know that recent applications of the theory deal with genes in microbiology, or computers in telecommunication problems. In some sense, today many scholars do believe that these will be the more interesting applications in the future: for reasons that we shall constantly see later, humans in some sense are not so close to the rational player imagined by the theory, while animals and computers “act” in a more rational way than human beings, clearly in an unconscious yet efficient manner.
Business executives, managers, and negotiators regularly interact in ways that resemble a game of chess. Yet while game theory is the leading tool in academia for analyzing such interdependent choices, its use in the business world has been limited by its perceived lack of practicality. Until now, that is. "Game Theory for Business: A Primer in Strategic Gaming" outlines a straightforward, practical approach for using game theory. The book demonstrates how Strategic Gaming has, can, and should be applied to help savvy strategists and negotiators shape and play the game of business effectively.
This textbook is an introduction to game theory, which is the systematic analysis of decision-making in interactive settings. Game theory can be of great value to business managers. The ability to correctly anticipate countermove by rival firms in competitive and cooperative settings enables managers to make more effective marketing, advertising, pricing, and other business decisions to optimally achieve the firm’s objectives. Game theory does not always accurately predict how rivals will act in strategic situations, but does identify a decision maker’s best response to situations involving move and countermove. As Nobel Prize winner Thomas Shelling noted: “We may wish to understand how participants actually do conduct themselves in conflict situations; an understanding of the ‘correct’ play may give us a bench mark for the study of actual behavior.” The concise and axiomatic approach to the material presented in this textbook is easily accessible to students with a background in the principles of microeconomics and college mathematics. The selection and organizations of topics makes the textbook appropriate for use in a wide range of curricula by students with different backgrounds.
Processes of collective decision making are seen throughout modern society. How does a government decide on an investment strategy within the health care and educational sectors? Should a government or a community introduce measures to combat climate change and CO2 emissions, even if others choose not too? Should a country develop a nuclear capability despite the risk that other countries may follow their lead? This introductory text explores the theory of social choice. Social choice theory provides an analysis of collective decision making. The main aim of the book is to introduce students to the various methods of aggregating the preferences of all members of a given society into some social or collective preference. Written as a primer suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduates, this text will act as an important starting point for students grappling with the complexities of social choice theory. With all new chapter exercises this rigorous yet accessible primer avoids the use of technical language and provides an up-to-date discussion of this rapidly developing field.
Draws on terminology used in biostatistics, epidemiology, health economics, philosophy, ethics, logic and the social sciences.
Classic game theory primer from 1954 that discusses basic concepts of game theory and its applications, and which popularized the subject for amateurs, professionals, and students throughout the world.

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