Game-Changer: Game Theory and the Art of Transforming Strategic Situations

Game-Changer: Game Theory and the Art of Transforming Strategic Situations

by David McAdams

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393349894
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 12/15/2014
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 892,112
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

David McAdams is a professor at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business. He is a leading scholar, popular teacher, and game-theory business consultant. He lives with his wife and children in Durham, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Prologue 11

Introduction 13

Part 1 The Game-Changer's Toolkit 25

Chapter 1 Commit 27

Game-Theory Focus 1 The Timing of Moves 46

Chapter 2 Invite Regulation 56

Game-Theory Focus 2 Strategic Evolution 68

Chapter 3 Merge or "Collude" 78

Game-Theory Focus 3 Equilibrium Concepts 93

Chapter 4 Enable Retaliation 103

Chapter 5 Build Trust 115

Chapter 6 Leverage Relationships 128

Summary: How to Escape the Prisoners' Dilemma 145

Part 2 The Game-Changer Files 149

File 1 Price Comparison Sites 153

File 2 Cod Collapse 162

File 3 Real Estate Agency 169

File 4 Addicts in the Emergency Department 179

File 5 eBay Reputation 194

File 6 Antibiotic Resistance 211

Epilogue: The Triumph of Game-Awareness 235

Acknowledgments 239

Notes 245

Index 279

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