Author: David A. Kravitz

Title: Extensions of Komorita and Chertkoff's (1973) bargaining theory to simple weighted majority games in which players lack alternative minimal winning coalitions.

Source: In R. W. Scholz (Ed.), Current issues in West German decision research (pp. 125-138). Frankfurt, West Germany: P. Lang. 1986.

Komorita and Chertkoff's (1973) Bargaining theory of coalition formation posits that a player's outcome in a given coalition depends on the value of his best alternative coalition. If the player has no alternative the theory is unable to make predictions. In the present paper nine possible extensions of Bargaining theory to such situations are proposed and evaluated on logical and empirical grounds. Three of these variations appear superior to the others, but cannot be distinguished using currently available data.

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