Christian Julmi studierte Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen und Angewandte Kulturwissenschaften am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) und war anschließend über mehrere Jahre für eine weltweit führende Unternehmensberatung tätig. Neben einer Einführung in die Spieltheorie hat er eine Arbeit über spielth...
This textbook provides an overview of the field of game theory which analyses decision situations that have the character of games. The book is eminently suitable in particular as introductory reading and is meant to sharpen the reader’s strategic thinking abilities. The understanding of game theory concepts and the introduced solution approaches can enlighten in nearly all areas of life – after all, along with economics, it is not for nothing that game theory is applied in a huge number of disciplines, from sociology through politics and law to biology.
Christian Julmi was awarded a doctorate in business economics at the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, University of Hagen (Germany). In his dissertation, he discussed the development dynamics and method of appearance of atmospheres in organizations thematically. He is an Associate Member of the international research network “Atmospheric Spaces”. In 2007, he was awarded a master’s degree in industrial engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). His research focuses on the area of decision theory and on management and organization theory in general.
This book has set itself the task of providing an overview of the field of game theory. The focus here is above all on imparting a fundamental understanding of the mechanisms and solution approaches of game theory to readers without prior knowledge in a short time. Because game theory is in the first place a mathematic discipline with very high formal demands, the book does not claim to be complete. Often, the solution concepts of game theory are mathematically very complex and impenetrable for outsiders. However, as long we remain on the surface, some principles can be explained plausibly with relatively simple means. For this reason the book is eminently suitable in particular as introductory reading, so that the interested reader can create a solid basis, which can then be intensified through advanced literature.
What are the advantages of reading this book? I believe that through the fundamental understanding of game theory concepts, the solution approaches that are introduced can enlighten in nearly all areas of life – after all, along with economics, it is not for nothing that game theory is applied in a huge number of disciplines, from sociology through politics and law to biology.
With this in mind I hope you have a lot of fun reading this book and thinking!