Journal of Systems Engineering and Electronics ›› 2021, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (1): 136-150.doi: 10.23919/JSEE.2021.000013

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Evolutionary game analysis of problem processing mechanism in new collaboration

Ming ZHANG1(), Jianjun ZHU1,*(), Hehua WANG2()   

  1. 1 College of Economics and Management, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 211106, China
    2 School of Business, Jinling Institute of Technology, Nanjing 211169, China
  • Received:2020-03-15 Online:2021-02-18 Published:2021-03-16
  • Contact: Jianjun ZHU E-mail:rynsanny11@gmail.com;zhujianjun@nuaa.edu.cn;whh@jit.edu.cn
  • About author:|ZHANG Ming was born in 1989. She received her Ph.D. degree from the College of Economics and Management, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Her research interests are supply chain modeling and game theory application. E-mail: rynsanny11@gmail.com||ZHU Jianjun was born in 1976. He received his Ph.D. degree from the College of Economics and Management, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is a professor in the College of Economics and Management, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. His research interests are grey system theory and its application, decision theory method and its application, supply chain coordination and modeling, multi-agent risk modeling and conflict analysis, and collaborative development and revenue management of complex products. E-mail: zhujianjun@nuaa.edu.cn||WANG Hehua was born in 1977. She received her Ph.D. degree from the College of Economics and Management, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. She is an associate professor in the School of Business, Jinling Institute of Technology. Her research interests are decision theory method and its application, and logistics and supply chain risk management. E-mail: whh@jit.edu.cn
  • Supported by:
    This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (71171112; 71502073)

Abstract:

This paper analyzes a problem processing mechanism in a new collaboration system between the main manufacturer and the supplier in the “main manufacturer-supplier” mode, which has been widely applied in the collaborative development management of the complex product. This paper adopts the collaboration theory, the evolutionary game theory and numerical simulation to analyze the decision-making mechanism where one upstream supplier and one downstream manufacturer must process an unpredicted problem without any advance contract in common. Results show that both players ’ decision-makings are in some correlation with the initial state, income impact coefficients, and dealing cost. It is worth noting that only the initial state influences the final decision, while income impact coefficients and dealing cost just influence the decision process. This paper shows reasonable and practical suggestions for the manufacturer and supplier in a new collaboration system for the first time and is dedicated to the managerial implications on reducing risks of processing problems.

Key words: collaborative development management, unpredicted problem, problem processing mechanism, evolutionary game theory