Structuring the multi-issue and hub-spoke games found in public administration

Femke Bekius, Scott W. Cunningham, Hans de Bruijn, Sebastiaan Meijer

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Abstract

Real world decision making on socio-technical systems, such as the railways, is complex. The system contains technical uncertainties; multiple actors with different incentives are involved; institutional rules play a role and external events have a big influence on the process of decision making. Game theory helps in understanding the complexity of the situation by structuring the different elements of the process: the actors, actions, payoffs and information. However, by only considering these elements, the situation is often made too simple and therefore not applicable by decision makers in real life situations. The field of public administration entails various concepts that do take the rich context of the decision making processes into account, however, the formal representation is missing. In this paper, we present examples of public administration concepts formalized using game theoretical methods. This way, we are able to capture more richness of the process while at the same time create structure and insight for the decision maker.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPortland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology
Subtitle of host publicationPICMET
PublisherIEEE
Pages43-53
Number of pages11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event2016 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET) - Honolulu, United States
Duration: 4 Sep 20168 Sep 2016

Conference

Conference2016 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET)
Abbreviated titlePICMET2016
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period4/09/168/09/16

Keywords

  • technology management
  • technological innovation
  • decision making
  • public administration
  • game theory

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    Bekius, F., Cunningham, S. W., de Bruijn, H., & Meijer, S. (2016). Structuring the multi-issue and hub-spoke games found in public administration. In Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology : PICMET (pp. 43-53). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/PICMET.2016.7806782