Games with a Local Permission Structure: Separation of Authority and Value Generation

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    Abstract

    It is known that peer group games are a special class of games with a permission structure. However, peer group games are also a special class of (weighted) digraph games. To be specific, they are digraph games in which the digraph is the transitive closure of a rooted tree. In this paper we first argue that some known results on solutions for peer group games hold more general for digraph games. Second, we generalize both digraph games as well as games with a permission structure into a model called games with a local permission structure, where every player needs permission from its predecessors only to generate worth, but does not need its predecessors to give permission to its own successors. We introduce and axiomatize a Shapley value-type solution for these games, generalizing the conjunctive permission value for games with a permission structure and the \beta β -measure for weighted digraphs. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)343-361
    JournalTheory and Decision
    Volume76
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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