The Coopetition Game in International Liner Shipping

  • 黃 建誌

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Abstract

In maritime freight transportation because the leading carrier proposes the daily frequency operational model small carriers cooperate with each other so that they can compete with the leading carrier and improve their service quality While cooperating with others these carriers simultaneously compete with cooperative carriers In this scenario a game of coopetition is formed To systematically analyze this problem we formulate a nonlinear mixed integer program to determine the optimal levels of coopetition for a single company and embed the resulting program into a general game theoretic framework A diagonalization algorithm that incorporates an ascent direction searching technique is developed to evaluate the game effectively The numerical results show that carriers choose similar coopetition levels to maximize their profit and the coopetition game can reach equilibrium in general conditions Furthermore it is observed that the competition cost impacts the competition level and that the cooperation cost impacts both cooperation and competition levels
Date of Award2014 Aug 15
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorDung-Ying Lin (Supervisor)

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The Coopetition Game in International Liner Shipping
建誌, 黃. (Author). 2014 Aug 15

Student thesis: Master's Thesis