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Cost Sharing under Uncertainty: An Algorithmic Approach to Cooperative Interval-Valued Games

Author(s): Alf Kimms | Julia Drechsel

Journal: BuR : Business Research
ISSN 1866-8658

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 206;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: cooperative game theory | core | interval-valued games | lot-sizing | mathematical programming

Recently, Branzei, Dimitrov, and Tijs (2003) introduced cooperative interval-valued games. Among other insights, the notion of an interval core has been coined and proposed as a solution concept for interval-valued games. In this paper we will present a general mathematical programming algorithm which can be applied to find an element in the interval core. As an example, we discuss lot sizing with uncertain demand to provide an application for interval-valued games and to demonstrate how interval core elements can be computed. Also, we reveal that pitfalls exist if interval core elements are computed in a straightforward manner by considering the interval borders separately.
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