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International Journal of Production Research

Game Theory Applications in Production Research in the Sharing and Circular Economy Era

Deadline: 31 May 2019

In recent years, topics such as sharing economy and circular supply chains have emerged in production research and operations management. To tackle these problems, we need an understanding of human behaviors as well as the use of sophisticated analytical methods to address them. Game theory is an applied mathematical discipline which studies situations involving cooperation and competition among several parties. Nowadays, with the advance of technologies, game theory has been used in many operations management studies with the support of computers and advanced analytical models.

It is commonly believed that game theory is an efficient and applicable method to model the mathematical behaviors of agents (e.g., firms, teams, or individuals) under different competition and collaborative circumstances. Both cooperative and non-cooperative scenarios capture good meanings and can reveal important insights.

To be specific, relevant applications of game theory include a vast area of industrial applications such as energy utilization, social issues such as sharing economy and sustainable operations, economic games played by firms under cooperation and competition situations, social games of fair distribution of resources in competitive situations, psychological games played on personal level, supply chain games happened among various industries, and this list is definitely not comprehensive.

International Journal of Production Research

Language: en-US

Publisher: tandf

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What can I contribute

We welcome theoretical, empirical, methodological, and real case-study based submissions addressing the use of game theory in production research around, but not limited to, the following issues:

  • Collaborative commerce and sharing economy in production research
  • Sustainable operations and circular economy
  • Supply chain systems
  • Logistics and transportation planning
  • Energy management
  • Network design, location and allocation problems
  • Strategic, tactical and operational decision making policies
  • Industrial and manufacturing systems
  • Revenue management, pricing and marketing
  • Inventory control systems
  • Maintenance planning and scheduling
  • Production planning and control
  • Uncertain and disruption situations
  • Modeling the real life operations management problems
  • Quality control and reliability
  • Distribution channels
  • Industry 4.0.

Submission guidelines

By 31 May, 2019, authors should submit their manuscripts online. All submitted manuscripts will be subject to the journal’s review process. Submitted papers should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Dates for your diary

  • Deadline for manuscript submission: 31 May 2019
  • Initial review reports: 31 August 2019
  • Revised paper submission: 31 October 2019
  • Final manuscript submissions to publisher: 31 January 2020.
  • Publication date: Winter 2020

Editorial information

  • Guest Editor: Tsan-Ming Choi, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong(jason.choi@polyu.edu.hk)
  • Guest Editor: Ata Allah Taleizadeh, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran (taleizadeh@ut.ac.ir)
  • Guest Editor: Xiaohang Yue, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA (xyue@uwm.edu)