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Cognitive Leadership and Coordination in the Knowledge Economy

Nicolai J. Foss

in Strategy, Economic Organization, and the Knowledge Economy: The Coordination of Firms and Resources

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199240647
eISBN:
9780191602177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240647.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter argues that coordination games provide important lessons for studying organizational phenomena and help illuminate aspects of strategy in a networked knowledge economy. It presents a ... More


Meeting at Penn Station: Coordination Problems and Cooperation

Lee Cronk and Beth L. Leech

in Meeting at Grand Central: Understanding the Social and Evolutionary Roots of Cooperation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154954
eISBN:
9781400845484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154954.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter discusses coordination problems in relation to cooperation. Coordination problems are essentially problems of information: although people would benefit from coordinating their ... More


Games with Multiple Equilibria

Scott Barrett

in Environment and Statecraft: The Strategy of Environmental Treaty-Making

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199286096
eISBN:
9780191602832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286094.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter explains that some international environmental problems are characterized by multiple equilibria, meaning that more than one outcome can be sustained by the anarchic international ... More


The Origins of Fair Play: Keynes Lecture in Economics

Ken Binmore

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 151, 2006 Lectures

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264249
eISBN:
9780191734045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264249.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture gives a brief overview of an evolutionary theory of fairness. Most of the ideas discussed in the lecture can be found in the book Natural Justice. The lecture begins by determining how ... More


Gender, Coordination Problems, and Coordination Games

Cailin O'Connor

in The Origins of Unfairness: Social Categories and Cultural Evolution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198789970
eISBN:
9780191880124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789970.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The chapter opens with a brief discussion of gender and gendered division of labor. A general discussion follows of what coordination problems are and the models used to represent them–coordination ... More


The Conventions of a Human Language

Daniel Cloud

in The Domestication of Language: Cultural Evolution and the Uniqueness of the Human Animal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167925
eISBN:
9780231538282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167925.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter examines David Lewis' book Convention, which was an explicit response to W. V. Quine's “Truth by Convention” as well as other things he wrote on the so-called conventions of our language ... More


Meaningful Games: Exploring Language with Game Theory

Robin Clark

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016179
eISBN:
9780262298742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016179.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This book explains the usefulness of game theory in thinking about a wide range of issues in linguistics. It argues that we use grammar strategically to signal our intended meanings: our choices as ... More


Sensing and Doing

Mohan Matthen

in Seeing, Doing, and Knowing: A Philosophical Theory of Sense Perception

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199268504
eISBN:
9780191602283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199268509.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Sensory systems do not passively pick up features available in the ambient energy patterns. According to the Coevolution Thesis propounded here, they provide an organism with discriminatory abilities ... More


Evolution, Expectations, and Drift

Fernando Vega‐Redondo

in Evolution, Games, and Economic Behaviour

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198774723
eISBN:
9780191596971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198774729.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter closes the main body of the book (i.e. excluding a technical appendix). It addresses the issue of expectation formation and the endogenous evolution of alternative levels of ... More


Social Categories, Coordination, and Inequity

Cailin O'Connor

in The Origins of Unfairness: Social Categories and Cultural Evolution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198789970
eISBN:
9780191880124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789970.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter shows why social categories provide solutions to certain coordination problems. It begins with a description of what social categories are and how they function in human groups. The ... More


A Primer on Games

Robin Clark

in Meaningful Games: Exploring Language with Game Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016179
eISBN:
9780262298742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016179.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter serves as a brief, informal introduction to game theory, with a particular eye toward coordination games and cooperation. The discussions cover the cake game; sequential games and ... More


International governance for voluntary standards: a game-theoretic perspective

Walter Mattli

in Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation: Legal Problems and Political Prospects

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298922
eISBN:
9780191685545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298922.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter traces the evolution of the role that standards bodies have assumed in contemporary regulation, as well as strategies for enabling standardization to play a more effective and widely ... More


Applications to Economics

Jacob K. Goeree, Charles A. Holt, and Thomas R. Palfrey

in Quantal Response Equilibrium: A Stochastic Theory of Games

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691124230
eISBN:
9781400880928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691124230.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter explores whether the equilibrium effects of noisy behavior can cause large deviations from standard predictions in economically relevant situations. It considers a simple ... More


Concatenate Coordination and Mutual Coordination

Daniel B. Klein

in Knowledge and Coordination: A Liberal Interpretation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199355327
eISBN:
9780190261313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199355327.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter describes two kinds of coordination: concatenate coordination and mutual coordination. Concatenate coordination describes the skeleton of activities within a firm, where affairs are ... More


Principles of Collective Action and Game Theory

Clint Peinhardt and Todd Sandler

in Transnational Cooperation: An Issue-Based Approach

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199398607
eISBN:
9780199398645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398607.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter sets forth the analytical framework for the book by introducing the reader to elementary game theory. Only simple matrix games are presented in various forms—Prisoners’ Dilemma, chicken, ... More


The Evolution of Household Bargaining

Cailin O'Connor

in The Origins of Unfairness: Social Categories and Cultural Evolution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198789970
eISBN:
9780191880124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789970.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter first presents an explicitly evolutionary model of the emergence of coordination in modern households. The chapter shows why certain conditions might favor market labor for one gender ... More


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