Networks and Groups: Models of Strategic Formation / Edition 1

Networks and Groups: Models of Strategic Formation / Edition 1

by Bhaskar Dutta
     
 

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ISBN-10: 3642077196

ISBN-13: 9783642077197

Pub. Date: 12/07/2010

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

The organization of individuals into networks and groups is of fundamental importance in many social and economic interactions. Examples range from networks of personal contacts used to obtain information about job opportunities to the formation of trading partnerships, alliances, cartels, and federations. Much of our understanding of how and why such networks and

Overview

The organization of individuals into networks and groups is of fundamental importance in many social and economic interactions. Examples range from networks of personal contacts used to obtain information about job opportunities to the formation of trading partnerships, alliances, cartels, and federations. Much of our understanding of how and why such networks and groups form, and the precise way in which the network or groups structure affects outcomes of social and economic interaction, is relatively new. This volume collects some of the central papers in this recent literature, which have made important progress on this topic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642077197
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
12/07/2010
Series:
Studies in Economic Design Series
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2003
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

On the Formation of Networks and Groups.- Graphs and Cooperation in Games.- A Strategic Model of Social and Economic Networks.- Spatial Social Networks.- Stable Networks.- The Stability and Efficiency of Economic and Social Networks.- A Noncooperative Model of Network Formation.- The Stability and Efficiency of Directed Communication Networks.- Endogenous Formation of Links Between Players and of Coalitions: An Application of the Shapley Value.- Link Formation in Cooperative Situations.- Network Formation Models With Costs for Establishing Links.- Network Formation With Sequential Demands.- Coalition Formation in General NTU Games.- A Strategic Analysis of Network Reliability.- A Dynamic Model of Network Formation.- A Theory of Buyer-Seller Networks.- Competition for Goods in Buyer-Seller Networks.- Buyers’ and Sellers’ Cartels on Markets With Indivisible Goods.- Network Exchange as a Cooperative Game.- Incentive Compatible Reward Schemes for Labour-managed Firms.- Project Evaluation and Organizational Form.- References.

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