Contributions to Game Theory and Management, 2019, том 12, страницы 342–365
Key player and key leader in a distribution network game
Nikolay A. Zenkevich, Sajad Kazemi
St. Petersburg State University, 7/9, Universitetskaya nab., St. Petersburg, 199034, Russia
Identification of positions which play a key role like the key player and key leader has attracted the interest of scholars in the organization studies, strategic management, and marketing literature. While most of the previous
studies have paid attention to this issue in the social network analysis realm at the individual level, the organization level has remained underinvestigated especially when there is no room for linear mathematical analysis
due to complexity of interactions among players.
Therefore, this research addresses this issue to identify the key player and key leader in a real distribution network (DN) game consist of 31 distribution centers (DCs) in Iran which can assist managers for making
a decision about investments and DN design tasks.
For this purpose, after proposing a payoff function based on the contribution of players (DCs) in investment within the network to enhance their profit, we develop the formulation of the key leader and key player at
organization level in the supply network context using Katz-Bonacich centrality and intercentrality, respectively.
We have used Nash equilibrium and Stackelberg solution models on the fundament of game theory to calculate two indexes concerning key leader and key player problems.
The results of this research can contribute to the literature to find leadership in the supply network level of analysis using game theory in complex situations.
Distribution network game, key player, key leader, Katz-Bonacich centrality, intercentrality, Nash equilibrium, Stackelberg solution.
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Язык публикации: английский
Nikolay A. Zenkevich, Sajad Kazemi, “Key player and key leader in a distribution network game”, Contributions to Game Theory and Management, 12 (2019), 342–365
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