A call for contributions in a an edited book project entitled “Game Theory Applications in Port and Maritime Studies” to be published by Routledge (Maritime Masters book series) has been announced by PortEconomics co-director Theo Notteboom and Bruce Hartmann.
This book aims to make analysis using game theory more accessible to those who are interested in maritime and port affairs. To reach this goal, the chapters in the book will address multiple facets of game theory applications in port and maritime studies in view of:
- Introducing readers to some important game theory concepts. Papers chosen will allow the reader not only to see the concepts described, but also to observe how the authors have used them to understand some aspect of maritime or port negotiation or transaction activity.
- Opening readers’ eyes to the potential of various forms of game analysis to model scenarios of interest in the maritime and port field. Each contributed paper will discuss a real issue current today, using a game or related analysis, to provide new insight into protagonists’ real world behavior, and the range of outcomes that might be expected.
- Making important contributions to key problems in the maritime and port industry today. Papers will use some mode of game theory to analyze them, and thereby reveal important aspects of real scenarios which enlighten decision makers who must cope with similar issues.
The book will be part of the Routledge Maritime Masters book series. For more information on the publisher see the publisher’s website.
The guest editorial team encourages the development of methodologically rigorous and theoretically grounded streams of research dealing with the general theme of ‘Game theory applications in port and maritime studies’. Contributions may focus on the use of game theory to address issues of cooperation, industrial organization, stochastic decisions and strategy and interaction mechanisms among actors in the maritime and port sector.
In particular, the editors invite papers on the following topics related to the general theme of edited book:
- Critical issues and decisions in the governance, ownership and operation of ports.
- Critical issues in cooperation and integration of ports with their hinterlands
- Strategy and policy in forming coalitions for investment or operation including port capacity and land management (such as concessions and leases).
- Fee, pricing, and performance strategies for ports and ocean carriers.
- Sustainability and productivity strategies in shipping, ports and terminals
- (National) security issues impacting goods movements of commodities.
- Risk management issues in maritime transport and port operation.
- Monopolistic or oligopolistic behavior by ocean carriers or ports and terminals including the impact of horizontal integration strategies (M&A, alliances, etc.).
- Agency relationships between supply chain players. You are encouraged to contact the book editors if you believe you have an additional interpretation of interest related to the general theme of the book.
Information to Submit
The paper/chapter submission date for full consideration will be March 31, 2017. All submissions will be subject to a double-blind review process. Authors are invited to follow the author guidelines specified by the publisher: https://www.routledge.com/resources/authors.
The target publishing date is December 2017. Interested authors can learn more by e-mailing the guest editors Bruce Hartman: firstname.lastname@example.org and Theo Notteboom: email@example.com
The full call for papers can be found on the following webpage.