Game theory is an interactive decision theory concerning conflict and cooperation between two or among three or more decision makers. Since the middle of the 1980s, a great number of game models have been developed to analyse various inventory management problems.
As inventory-related topics are important in the operations management field where two- or multiple-firm competition and cooperation are usually interesting to most relevant scholars, inventory research with game theoretical analysis should still be a focus in the near future. Moreover, the interface between inventory control and other business functions such as marketing, finance, accounting and information systems is playing a significantly important role in many scholars’ research plans.
Therefore, this special issue aims to meet today’s considerable research demand for game theory applications in inventory research.
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
- Non-cooperative game analysis in inventory management
- Cooperative game analysis in inventory management
- Game models with the interface between inventory control and marketing decisions on price, rebate, advertising, etc.
- Inventory games with accounting issues (e.g. tax)
- Interaction of inventory control with other functional areas including finance, information systems, etc.
- Game analysis of supply chain systems with inventory-related decisions
Submission deadline: 31 October, 2012