Thursday, 13:45 - 14:10 h, Room: MA 043

 

David Carfì
Game theoretic modeling of supply chain coopetition among growers

Coauthor: Tiru Arthanari

 

Abstract:
Coopetition in supply chains is studied, by Lincoln (2010), using qualitative research methodology, based on case studies done in New Zealand. Recently, in the Horticultural New Zealand conference, the speakers explained how coopetition was working for their industries (Farmers Weekly, 2010). In this paper we examine the coopetition phenomenon from a game theoretic perspective and give a model that brings out the trajectory of equilibria that will lead to optimal participation among the coalition partners. The model considers a set of growers who can choose to form a coopetitive alliance to market their produce in some external regions, while competing within the internal regions. By means of the general analytical framework of competition, studied by Carfi (2010 and 2011), and others, we show the strategies that could provide solutions in a cooperative perspective for the growers, where these feasible solutions aim at offering a win-win outcome for the growers, letting them share the pie fairly within a growth path represented by a family of non-zero sum games. The strategy requires determining the proportion of their resources they will use and how the gain will be shared.

 

Talk 2 of the contributed session Thu.2.MA 043
"Game theory in supply chain management" [...]
Cluster 8
"Game theory" [...]

 

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