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Preparation Sequencing Situations and Related Games


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  • Lohmann, E.R.M.A.
  • Borm, P.E.M.
  • Slikker, M.

    (Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research)


In this paper preparation sequencing situations are introduced. This new type of onemachine sequencing situations assumes that before a job can start, some preparation depending on its predecessor is required. Preparation sequencing situations are first analyzed from an operations research perspective: optimality conditions are provided and an algorithm is provided to obtain an optimal order. Secondly, we analyze the allocation problem of the minimal joint cost from a game theoretic perspective. A corresponding preparation sequencing game is defined and the focus is on the core and nucleolus of such games.

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Paper provided by Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research in its series Discussion Paper with number 2010-31.

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Date of creation: 2010
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:kubcen:201031

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Keywords: preparation times; sequencing situations; cooperative game theory; core; nucleolus;

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  1. Grundel, S. & Ciftci, B.B. & Borm, P.E.M. & Hamers, H.J.M., 2012. "Family Sequencing and Cooperation," Discussion Paper 2012-040, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.


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