\(n\)-person games in partition function form. (English) Zbl 0229.90056

Summary: This paper gives a formulation of a theory of \(n\)-person cooperative games with side payments in terms of a partition function which is defined on the set of all partitions of the set of players. The results for all games with \(n\geq 3\) are presented. This development generalizes the von Neumann-Morgenstern theory of games in characteristic function form.


91A06 \(n\)-person games, \(n>2\)
91A12 Cooperative games
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