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Coordination and cooperation [chapter]

2015 United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Yearbook 2012  
In individual decisions, instrumental rationality is defined in terms of expected utility maximization.  ...  In experiments, human players behave more cooperatively and receive higher payoffs than strict rationality would permit.  ...  We still need a theory of isolated encounters among "rational" agents (i.e., agents who maximize an objective function subject to constraints).  ... 
doi:10.18356/1809fadb-en fatcat:nvrwbcyfjve3zbosyjkqpiffm4

Coordination and cooperation

Maarten C. W. Janssen
2003 Behavioral and Brain Sciences  
In individual decisions, instrumental rationality is defined in terms of expected utility maximization.  ...  In experiments, human players behave more cooperatively and receive higher payoffs than strict rationality would permit.  ...  We still need a theory of isolated encounters among "rational" agents (i.e., agents who maximize an objective function subject to constraints).  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0140525x03350058 fatcat:noqqy5txlfhy5pdxmznge3saqe

Utility of OCB

Tjai M. Nielsen, Daniel G. Bachrach, Eric Sundstrom, Terry R. Halfhill
2010 Journal of Management  
Building on recent developments in resource allocation theory as applied to organizational citizenship behavior (OCB), the authors examine task interdependence as a contingency factor in the utility of  ...  In a lagged field study, members of 46 work groups in six organizations rated their groups' task interdependence, and group leaders rated groups' OCBs.  ...  , because . . . mutual dependencies among members . . . require spontaneous give-and-take . . . in order to achieve effective coordination" (p. 109).  ... 
doi:10.1177/0149206309356326 fatcat:74o4xcuy4rcqpooe56d52swoga

Coordinating multiple rovers with interdependent science objectives

Tara Estlin, Daniel Gaines, Forest Fisher, Rebecca Castano
2005 Proceedings of the fourth international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems - AAMAS '05  
A machine learning clustering component is used to deduce geological relationships among collected data and select new science activities.  ...  The MISUS system combines techniques from planning and scheduling with machine learning to perform autonomous scientific exploration with cooperating rovers.  ...  RELATED WORK Many cooperative robotic systems use reactive techniques to coordinate robot behavior [9, 8] .  ... 
doi:10.1145/1082473.1082607 dblp:conf/atal/EstlinGFC05 fatcat:3p4nmsu7frdwjjxdcabvyen7vm

Context-Aware Sparse Deep Coordination Graphs [article]

Tonghan Wang, Liang Zeng, Weijun Dong, Qianlan Yang, Yang Yu, Chongjie Zhang
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Learning sparse coordination graphs adaptive to the coordination dynamics among agents is a long-standing problem in cooperative multi-agent learning.  ...  To empirically evaluate our method, we present the Multi-Agent COordination (MACO) benchmark by collecting classic coordination problems in the literature, increasing their difficulty, and classifying  ...  In a coordination graph (Guestrin et al., 2002b ) G = V, E , each vertex v i ∈ V represents an agent i, and (hyper-) edges in E represent coordination dependencies among agents.  ... 
arXiv:2106.02886v3 fatcat:en5argoocnbrzmjfiz3evp2lmi

Coordination among ERP consultants: controlling mechanisms

Jamie Y. T. Chang, Eric T. G. Wang, James J. Jiang, Gary Klein
2011 European Conference on Information Systems  
Coordination across module implementation of the ERP is essential to the overall success.  ...  A qualitative analysis of consultant perspectives on coordination controls will serves as the basis of the study.  ...  Because of interdependence among modules each with its own consultant, coordination is a critical management responsibility.  ... 
dblp:conf/ecis/ChangWJK11 fatcat:kt26fniz3na37ardd4lhyrs7na

Research Commentary—Cooperation, Coordination, and Governance in Multisourcing: An Agenda for Analytical and Empirical Research

Ravi Bapna, Anitesh Barua, Deepa Mani, Amit Mehra
2010 Information systems research  
and coordinate to achieve the client's business objectives.  ...  With respect to cooperation, we find that a vendor must not only put effort in a "primary" task it is responsible for but also cooperate through "helping" effort in enabling other vendors perform their  ...  Figure 2 represents a framework that captures the unique aspects of task interdependence, cooperation, coordination, incentives, relational governance, and learning in multisourcing and provides a foundation  ... 
doi:10.1287/isre.1100.0328 fatcat:m6kwxeigzvhfnnbdnezbfufrz4

Interdependence, participation, and coordination in the budgeting process

Katrin Weiskirchner-Merten
2019 Business Research  
This article studies the role of participation in the budgeting process when the company has to coordinate two interdependent divisions.  ...  This is studied in a principal agent model where two divisions (agents) jointly generate earnings.  ...  Interdependencies among divisions frequently occur.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s40685-019-0090-x fatcat:gzy73a5o55a2rafj2saodkh5qu

Conventions and institutions in coordination problems

Fieke Van Der Lecq
1996 De Economist  
Three types of coordination games are discussed, in which the degree of coordination versus conflict varies.  ...  The emergence and persistence of coordination norms as well as the relationship between the type of coordination game and the type of coordination norm are discussed.  ...  These costs depend on whether or not most other agents adjust their prices, so that agents' decisions are interdependent.  ... 
doi:10.1007/bf01682834 fatcat:san37hhgzjc3zdsk7wrphnnune

Supply chain coordination by means of automated negotiations

A. Fink
2004 37th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2004. Proceedings of the  
We define an explicit mechanism for implementing a cooperative acceptance criterion, whereby agents conditionally agree on utility deteriorations according to a probabilistic criterion similar to that  ...  The proposed design enables the definition of negotiation rules to be verified by the mediator, forcing both agents to behave in a cooperative manner.  ...  On the one hand, one may facilitate some kind of learning by the mediator.  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2004.1265206 dblp:conf/hicss/Fink04 fatcat:t63rcvexfnfvxampsfv7gs2o2u

Learning and Meta-Learning for Coordination of Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles - A Preliminary Analysis

Predrag T. Tosic, Ricardo Vilalta
2010 European Conference on Artificial Intelligence  
We study models of coordination, negotiation and collaboration in multi-agent systems (MAS).  ...  Such MAS applications, we argue, necessitate a multi-tiered approach to learning how to coordinate effectively.  ...  According to [26] , multiagent coordination can be defined as "managing interdependencies among the activities of different agents".  ... 
dblp:conf/ecai/TosicV10 fatcat:ogl5kz2spvganmjpcvzedfcs3a

Organizing Technological Interdependencies: a Coordination Perspective on the Firm

K. Foss
2001 Industrial and Corporate Change  
Coordination by direction provides a cheap way of conducting the experiments needed to collect information on how best to coordinate interdependent activities.  ...  Specialization in production accelerates the accumulation of skills from learning by doing in production.  ...  proceeds to analyze why not all transactions among specialized agents are coordinated in either firms or in open markets. 3 Note that in this paper I make a distinction between the division of labor  ... 
doi:10.1093/icc/10.1.151 fatcat:rmwebislvrh4tcmrfccp2cekma

Coordination Incentives, Performance Measurement, and Resource Allocation in Public Sector Organizations

Jens Dietrichson
2013 Social Science Research Network  
Besides decreasing available resources, imprecise performance measures also affect agents' possibility to learn the function that determines value.  ...  This paper uses a multi-task principal-agent model to examine two related reasons: the incentives to coordinate resource allocation and the difficulties of measuring performance.  ...  The interdependence among activities provides an added dimension of learning difficulties, as agents are affected by each other's learning.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2442878 fatcat:ctohkdeeajc6rbgduz2blvhsvy

Team reasoning: Solving the puzzle of coordination

Andrew M. Colman, Natalie Gold
2017 Psychonomic Bulletin & Review  
This also offers a compelling explanation of cooperation in social dilemmas.  ...  In many everyday activities, individuals have a common interest in coordinating their actions.  ...  We agree with Thomas et al. (2014) , who have argued that coordination or Bmutualistic cooperation^deserves far more research attention than it has hitherto received: Much has been learned about these  ... 
doi:10.3758/s13423-017-1399-0 pmid:29101730 fatcat:kromk4knlfcf3oh3nbqhilishy

Coordination in Distributed Organizations

Kannan Srikanth
2007 Social Science Research Network  
Our findings indicate that neither coordination by plan nor coordination by feedback play a large role in achieving coordination in distributed software services.  ...  How is innovative work coordinated across geographic distance?  ...  Coordination is the alignment of actions among interdependent actors, by creating reciprocal predictability of action (Camerer, 2003; Heath and Staudenmayer, 2000; Simon, 1947) 1 .  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.939786 fatcat:75bxjfkwyfclnhrx7cl6cwzad4
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