An Evolutionary Game Theoretic Perspective on E-Collaboration: The Collaboration Effort and Media Relativeness

Gangshu Cai and Ned Kock. 2009. An Evolutionary Game Theoretic Perspective on E-Collaboration: The Collaboration Effort and Media Relativeness. European Journal of Operational Research, 194(3), 821-833.

27 Pages Posted: 25 Aug 2017

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Gangshu (George) Cai

Santa Clara University

Ned Kock

Texas A&M International University - College of Business

Date Written: August 21, 2017

Abstract

Studies of e-collaboration from a game-theoretic perspective are practically nonexistent. This article contributes to filling this gap by focusing on the strategic interaction between players as they decide whether and how much to collaborate with each other.We use evolutionary game theory to make predictions about a two-person e-collaboration game.More specifically, we extend the traditional Prisoners’ Dilemma and Snowdrift game theory notions to discrete-strategy e-collaboration games, by explicitly including social punishments into the players’ payoff functions. We also introduce continuous-strategy e-collaboration games with both complete and incomplete information. Finally, we provide two generic dynamic programming models for e-collaboration games with media selection.

Keywords: e-collaboration; collaboration effort; media selection; evolutionary game theory; social punishment

Suggested Citation

Cai, Gangshu (George) and Kock, Ned, An Evolutionary Game Theoretic Perspective on E-Collaboration: The Collaboration Effort and Media Relativeness (August 21, 2017). Gangshu Cai and Ned Kock. 2009. An Evolutionary Game Theoretic Perspective on E-Collaboration: The Collaboration Effort and Media Relativeness. European Journal of Operational Research, 194(3), 821-833. , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3023126

Gangshu (George) Cai (Contact Author)

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Ned Kock

Texas A&M International University - College of Business ( email )

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Laredo, TX 78041-1900
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