Games businesses play : cases and models (Book, 1997) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
New WorldCat.org coming soon
Games businesses play : cases and models
Checking...

Games businesses play : cases and models

Author: Pankaj Ghemawat
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Games Businesses Play uses detailed case studies of competitive interaction to explore the uses and limits of game theory as a tool for business strategists. Because they are analytical rather than descriptive, the case studies are not typical teaching cases. The cases are paired with customized game-theoretic models that cover a wide range of commitment decisions, from short-run commitments such as price to  Read more...
Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Case studies
Études de cas
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pankaj Ghemawat
ISBN: 0262071827 9780262071826 9780585133928 0585133921 9780262525534 0262525534
OCLC Number: 36364203
Description: xvi, 255 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Game theory and business strategy --
Relative prices and backlogs in the large turbine generator industry --
Preemptive capacity expansion in the titanium dioxide industry --
Capacity reduction in the declining chemical processing industries --
Product innovation in the private branch exchange industry --
Process innovation in the steel industry --
Entry and deterrence in British satellite broadcasting --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Pankaj Ghemawat.

Abstract:

Games Businesses Play uses detailed case studies of competitive interaction to explore the uses and limits of game theory as a tool for business strategists. Because they are analytical rather than descriptive, the case studies are not typical teaching cases. The cases are paired with customized game-theoretic models that cover a wide range of commitment decisions, from short-run commitments such as price to longer-run commitments such as capacity expansion and reduction, product and process innovation, and battles for market share. A variety of quantitative and qualitative techniques are used to test the models' predictions on case data. In addition the book sheds lights on a number of other issues important to strategic management, including the resource-based view of the firm and the emergent theory of dynamic capabilities.

Reviews

Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.