Models for Coalition Management



The possibility to make coalition among SMEs can be a valid tool to improve the performance for both customers and suppliers. The issues related to a generic coalition strategy concern: the coalition formation, the related management procedure and the profit sharing policy. This chapter presents the methodologies proposed in this research that are able to support the entire life cycle of a coalition. All the proposed approaches are based on game theory. In particular, an innovative methodology has been developed for each issue related to the life cycle of the coalition, each one of them formalized and developed within the multi-agent architecture discussed in  Chap. 2.


Nash Equilibrium Negotiation Process Coalition Formation Profit Sharing Customer Request 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Basilicata, DIFAPotenzaItaly

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