Dynamic Alliance AuctionsDynamic Alliance Auctions



The book shows how Dynamic Alliance Auctions combine ideas of matching theory, auctions and bargaining to fit these needs.

Author: Tobias Ihde

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642574306

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An introduction to the new auction format known as ‘Dynamic Alliance Auctions’ which has been developed for Internet-based transportation marketplaces. The format allows for a packagewise placement of transportation orders even if these orders stem from different shippers. This, in turn, increases utilization of truck capacity and reduces risk for carriers. It also results in bringing down transportation prices without shrinking margins. After examining the landscape of Internet-based transportation marketplaces, the book identifies vital characteristics and needs of transportation business. The book shows how Dynamic Alliance Auctions combine ideas of matching theory, auctions and bargaining to fit these needs. Finally, the performance of this auction format is investigated analytically and experimentally using a modified private-value framework and different informational settings.

Intelligent Computing and Information ScienceIntelligent Computing and Information Science



Keywords: dynamic alliance; mobile wireless sensor network, hunting of target. ... CHEN Jian-xia et alproposed a dynamic alliance mechanism based on auction ...

Author: Ran Chen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642181344

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Page: 722

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This two-volume set (CCIS 134 and CCIS 135) constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Information Science, ICICIS2011, held in Chongqing, China, in January 2011. The 226 revised full papers presented in both volumes, CCIS 134 and CCIS 135, were carefully reviewed and selected from over 600 initial submissions. The papers provide the reader with a broad overview of the latest advances in the field of intelligent computing and information science.

Applied Informatics and Communication Part IApplied Informatics and Communication Part I



Dynamic. Alliance. Mechanism. Many task allocation mechanisms in WSNs are referred to Multi-Agent System(MAS),and some have been implemented such as ...

Author: Dehuai Zheng

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642232145

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Page: 753

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The five volume set CCIS 224-228 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International conference on Applied Informatics and Communication, ICAIC 2011, held in Xi'an, China in August 2011. The 446 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers cover a broad range of topics in computer science and interdisciplinary applications including control, hardware and software systems, neural computing, wireless networks, information systems, and image processing.

New Trends in Emerging Complex Real Life ProblemsNew Trends in Emerging Complex Real Life Problems



Ihde, T.: Dynamic Alliance Auctions: a Mechanism for Internet Based Transportation Markets. Physica Verlag, Hedelberg (2004) 4. Triki, C., Oprea, S., ...

Author: Patrizia Daniele

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030004736

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Page: 509

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This book gathers the contributions of the international conference “Optimization and Decision Science” (ODS2018), which was held at the Hotel Villa Diodoro, Taormina (Messina), Italy on September 10 to 13, 2018, and was organized by AIRO, the Italian Operations Research Society, in cooperation with the DMI (Department of Mathematics and Computer Science) of the University of Catania (Italy). The book offers state-of-the-art content on optimization, decisions science and problem solving methods, as well as their application in industrial and territorial systems. It highlights a range of real-world problems that are both challenging and worthwhile, using models and methods based on continuous and discrete optimization, network optimization, simulation and system dynamics, heuristics, metaheuristics, artificial intelligence, analytics, and multiple-criteria decision making. Given its scope of coverage, it will benefit not only researchers and practitioners working in these areas, but also the operations research community as a whole.

Management CompetenceManagement Competence



... Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management (Ed.) Structure and Dynamics of the German Mittelstand 1999. ... T. Ihde Dynamic Alliance Auctions 2004.

Author: Andreas Enders

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783790826906

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Page: 206

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Eight years ago, the production management department ofthe WHU launched the industry competition ,Best Factory / Industrial Excellence Award' jointly with the media partner Wirtschaftswoche in Germany. Two years earlier, the competition had been initiated successfully by INSEAD faculty in France. Over the years, the joint research team experienced first-hand that application of Management Quality was a key driver ofcontinuous improvement along the firm's core business proc esses. Moreover, those companies that exhibited the highest improvement rates achieved mostly the best business results (compared to their industry bench marks). Andreas Enders accompanied us for five rounds of the competition as program manager for the German competition. His contributions - among others the launch ofour web site www. beste-fabrik. de - are greatly acknowledged by the academic advisory team. The fmdings ofthe industry competition greatly influenced this thesis on Man agement Competence. Initially, the main research question though was to provide a theoretic foundation and an empirical test for the seven-factor Management Quality model (as defined in our recent book on Industrial Excellence). Manage ment Quality consists of strategy formulation and deployment combined with delegation of tasks to workers and their participation. In addition, measurement, integration, communication and training complement the main levers. While there exist numerous studies on superior business performance and key success factors, there are few sound empirical studies available to date on operational performance and sustained business success.

Automotive Production Systems and StandardisationAutomotive Production Systems and Standardisation



ISBN 3-7908-0051-1 T. Ihde Dynamic Alliance Auctions 2004. ISBN 3-7908-0098-8 J. Windsperger/G. Cliquet/ G. Hendrikse/ M. Tuunanen (Eds.) Economics and ...

Author: Constanze Clarke

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783790816280

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Page: 238

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In January 2000, Mercedes-Benz started to implement the Mercedes-Benz Prod- tion System (MPS) throughout its world-wide passenger car plants. This event is exemplary of a trend within the automotive industry: the creation and introduction of company-specific standardised production systems. It gradually emerged with the introduction of the Chrysler Operating System (COS) in the mid-1990s and represents a distinct step in the process towards implementing the universal pr- ciples of lean thinking as propagated by the MIT-study. For the academic field of industrial sociology and labour policy, the emergence of this trend seems to mark a new stage in the evolution of the debate about production systems in the auto- tive industry (Jürgens 2002:2), particularly as it seems to undermine the stand of the critics of the one-best way model (Boyer and Freyssenet 1995). The introduction of company-level standardised production systems marks the starting point of the present study. At the core of it is a case study about the M- cedes Benz Production System (MPS).

Advanced Planning in Fresh Food IndustriesAdvanced Planning in Fresh Food Industries



ISBN 3-7908-0033-3 H.M. Arnold Technology Shocks 2003. ISBN 3-7908-0051-1 T. Ihde Dynamic Alliance Auctions 2004.

Author: Matthias Lütke Entrup

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783790816464

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Page: 240

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Production planning in fresh food industries is a challenging task. Although modern Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) systems could provide significant support, APS implementation numbers in these industries remain low. Therefore, based on an in-depth analysis of three sample fresh food industries (dairy, fresh and processed meat), the author evaluates what APS systems should offer in order to effectively support production planning and how the leading systems currently handle the most distinguishing characteristic of fresh food industries, the short product shelf life. Starting from the identified weaknesses, customized software solutions for each of the sample industries are proposed that allow to optimize the production of fresh foods with respect to shelf life. The book thereby offers valuable insights not only to researchers but also to software providers of APS systems and professionals from fresh food industries.

Interorganisational StandardsInterorganisational Standards



ISBN 3-7908-0051-1 T. Ihde Dynamic Alliance Auctions 2004. ISBN 3-7908-0098-8 J. Windsperger/G. Cliquet/ G. Hendrikse/M. Tuunanen (Eds.) Economics and ...

Author: Ulrich M. Löwer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783790816549

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Page: 294

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Standards play crucial roles in many different aspects of today’s economy. They can define meanings of semantics, product interfaces, process steps, or performance levels. Interorganisational standards are specifications that define business-related semantics and processes, which are made accessible to other organisations’ information systems. While modular organisation forms such as supply chain networks demand such standards for higher flexibility, XML-based Web Services offer a relatively new technological platform to develop such standards. The development of comprehensive interorganisational standards, however, is far from being completed. This book thus answers the questions, how interorganisational standards are developed and how different actors should get involved in it. The author uses actor-network theory to conduct two in-depth case studies on ebXML and RosettaNet. While researchers will find new explanations for the development of interorganisational standards, managers and executives will benefit from the strategic implications this book discusses.

The Intelligent EnterpriseThe Intelligent Enterprise



ISBN 3-7908-0051-1 T. Ihde Dynamic Alliance Auctions 2004. ... Graduate School of Management ( Ed . ) Structure and Dynamics of the German Mittelstand 1999.

Author: Markus J. Thannhuber

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3790815551

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Page: 141

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Today's enterprises have to continuously extend their operational limits to earn profit, thrive and prosper. Over time evolution led to the development of two concepts to master this challenge: intelligence and knowledge. This work introduces a system theoretic perspective on enterprises, regarding them as natural living systems formed by evolutional forces. Intelligence and knowledge manifest in the system's behavior. 'Intelligence' is identified as the necessary framework that realizes continuous adaptation through the ongoing development and incorporation of control procedures and building blocks. The content that fills this framework is the 'Enterprise Knowledge'. The rigid framework of business processes has to be replaced by a project framework, employees have to be integrated as 'Knowledge Workers' and IT systems have to offer advanced structural and organizational properties to facilitate declarative processing. "The transition towards intelligent enterprises requires drastic organizational changes. ... With the presented work Markus Thannhuber introduces a theoretic framework and opens up new perspectives for Managerial Sciences, Organization Theory and Industrial Engineering." Hans-Jörg Bullinger, President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Munich, Germany

Customer Loyalty in Third Party Logistics RelationshipsCustomer Loyalty in Third Party Logistics Relationships



ISBN 3-7908-0051-1 T. Ihde Dynamic Alliance Auctions 2004. ISBN 3-7908-0098-8 J. Windsperger/G. Cliquet/ G. Hendrikse/M. Tuunanen (Eds.) Economics and ...

Author: David L. Cahill

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783790819045

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Page: 309

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To manage an effective customer loyalty program, third party logistics service providers (3PLs) must understand the determining factors, as well as cultural background on loyalty. This book develops a model of customer loyalty, which is then validated using empirical data from nearly 800 logistics managers in Germany and the USA. The author reviews the effects of different relational factors on the model, and explores relevant German-US cultural differences.

Intellectual Property Management in R D CollaborationsIntellectual Property Management in R D Collaborations



ISBN 3-7908-0051-1 T. Ihde Dynamic Alliance Auctions 2004. ISBN 3-7908-0098-8 J.Windsperger/G. Cliquet/ G. Hendrikse/M. Tuunanen (Eds.) Economics and ...

Author: Martin A. Bader

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783790817034

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Page: 268

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This work examines the current, relevant and complex problem of how companies can take an intellectual property lead within research and development collaborations. Special emphasis is placed on the early phases of the innovation process and the service industry sector in which intellectual property management is still a new phenomenon. The author derives archetypes for managing intellectual property in collaborations and analyses their strengths and weaknesses.

Economics and Management of NetworksEconomics and Management of Networks



ISBN 978-3-7908-0051-7 T. Ihde Dynamic Alliance Auctions 2004. ISBN 978-3-7908-0098-2 J. Windsperger/G. Cliquet/ G. Hendrikse/M. Tuunanen (Eds.) Economics ...

Author: Gérard Cliquet

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783790817584

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Page: 465

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Previous research on the institutional structure of franchising networks (Bri- ley et al. 1991; Lutz 1995; Shane 1998; Lafontaine and Shaw 1999, 2005; - fuso 2002; Penard et al. 2003a,b) does not explain the governance structure of the franchising firm as an institutional entity that consists of two interrelated parts: Residual decision rights and ownership rights. The latter includes not only residual income rights of franchised outlets but also residual income rights of franchisor-owned outlets. Previous studies primarily examines the incentive, signalling and screening effects of fees, royalties and other contractual pro- sions from the point of view of organizational economics (see Dnes 1996 for a review) without taking into account the interactions between residual decision and residual income rights as interrelated parts of the governance structure. This paper fills this gap in the literature. According to the property rights view, de- sion rights should be allocated according to the distribution of intangible kno- edge assets between the franchisor and franchisee and ownership rights should be assigned according to the residual decision rights. Since ownership rights are diluted in franchising networks, the dilution of residual income rights of fr- chised outlets is compensated by residual income rights of company-owned o- lets. Under a dual ownership structure, company-owned outlets compensate the disincentive effect of low royalties for the franchisor, and low royalties strengthen the investment incentives for the franchisee.

Intellectual Property ManagementIntellectual Property Management



ISBN 3-7908–0051–1 T. Ihde Dynamic Alliance Auctions 2004. ISBN 3-7908-0098–8 J. Windsperger/G. Cliquet/G. Hendrikse/ M. Tuunanen (Eds.) Economics and ...

Author: Klaus Jennewein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783790815993

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Page: 404

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Innovation is a source of competitive advantage. In other words, firms may leverage innovation to generate rents, at least temporarily. And this is intended to be a self-sustained business model: part of the rent extracted from the market may be re-invested into new technological developments which in turn permit additional innovations, thus regenerating the sources of rents. This is the positive loop of innovation. In this sense, business would be a permanent hunt for innovations, in search of rents. Yet, innovations need to be protected if firms want to benefit from rents over long periods of time. However, the strategic management literature tends to suggests that patents are a weak protection against aggressive imitators. Secrecy may help but we also know that technology ends up leaking in most cases. Speed in new developments to cut "time to market" may be another way of protecting the technological advance of the firm. But again, this may not be enough as start-ups may out-compete the established firm in the race for innovation. This is where Dr. Klaus Jennewein's key idea comes into the picture. The core of his thesis is that brand equity may be combined to technological protections such as patents to build a multi-layer, complex, intricate shield to protect the sources of rents against competitors and imitators.

Risk sharing in the Pharmaceutical IndustryRisk sharing in the Pharmaceutical Industry



ISBN 3-7908-0051-1 T. Ihde Dynamic Alliance Auctions 2004. ISBN 3-7908-0098-8 J. Windsperger/G. Cliquet/ G. Hendrikse/M. Tuunanen (Eds.) Economics and ...

Author: Gerrit Reepmeyer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783790816686

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Page: 297

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The productivity in pharmaceutical research and development faces intense pres sure. R&D expenditures of the major US and European companies have topped US$ 33 billion in 2003 compared to around US$ 13 billion just a decade ago. At the same time, the number of new drug approvals has dropped from 53 in 1996 to only 35 in 2003. Moreover, the protraction of clinical trials has significantly reduced the effective time of patent protection. The consequences are devastating. Monopoly profits have started to decline and the average costs per new drug have reached a re cord level of close to US$ 1 billion today. As a result, any failure of a new sub stance in the R&D process can lead to considerable losses, and the risks of introduc ing a new drug to the market have grown tremendously. Particularly if a company is highly dependent on just a handful of mega-selling blockbuster drugs, the risks can be even greater. For example, Pfizer generated about 90% of its worldwide revenues in 2002 with just 8 products. Any shortfall of a promising late-stage drug candidate would have left Pfizer with a gaping hole in its product portfolio. In order to deal with these risks, many pharmaceutical companies have started to organize their R&D in partnership. In fact, more than 600 alliances in pharmaceutical R&D are signed every year.

Economics and Management of Franchising NetworksEconomics and Management of Franchising Networks



ISBN 3-7908-0051-1 T. Ihde Dynamic Alliance Auctions 2004. ISBN 3-7908-0098-8. H. Dyckhoff/U. Finke Cutting and Packing in Production and Distribution 1992.

Author: Josef Windsperger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3790802026

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Page: 364

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Franchising networks are experiencing great success in international business organization. Few books try to explain the characteristics of these networks. Contrary to the existing literature this book tackles more theoretical problems related to governance, organization, knowledge management, contract design, incentive and regulation issues both from the economic and management view point. It delivers new theoretical and empirical results regarding plural forms, contract design, and knowledge and strategic management issues. Its purpose is to offer researchers and practitioners new theoretical and empirical insights in one of the most important economic phenomenon at the beginning of the 21st century: Franchising networks as organizational arrangement for growth and internationalization of firms.

Why Managers and Companies Take RisksWhy Managers and Companies Take Risks



ISBN 3-7908–0051–1 T. Ihde Dynamic Alliance Auctions 2004. ISBN 3-7908-0098-8 J. Windsperger/G. Cliquet/ G. Hendrikse/M. Tuunanen (Eds.) Economics and ...

Author: Les Coleman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3790816965

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Page: 349

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The book answers a simple question: when managers and companies face a decision with two outcomes that are safe and risky, what leads them to choose the risky alternative? The answer starts with a detailed review of the theory behind risk and decision making by managers. The book then gathers real-world evidence using two surveys of senior managers and directors to analyze why they take risks, and how companies control risks.

A Risk Benefit Perspective on Early Customer IntegrationA Risk Benefit Perspective on Early Customer Integration



ISBN 978-3-7908-0033-3 H. M. Arnold Technology Shocks 2003. ISBN 978-3-7908-0051-7 T. Ihde Dynamic Alliance Auctions 2004 ...

Author: Christoph Kausch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783790819618

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Page: 244

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Customer integration in the early innovation phase has been considered the method of choice in theory and practice. Growing experience with the concept has shown unexpected side effects that may even outweigh its recognized advantages. Therefore, management needs to be able to assess in advance whether the involvement of customers will add overall value to each particular innovation project. To support but not to replace the final managerial decision, a mathematical formula is developed. It can be applied to all kinds of process structures, takes into account the risks and benefits contingent on a company's situation as well as risk-reducing and benefit-increasing measures and translates them into numerical values. The resulting figure indicates the prospective value of customer integration in a specific project.

Logistics Outsourcing RelationshipsLogistics Outsourcing Relationships



ISBN 978-3-7908-0051-7 T. Ihde Dynamic Alliance Auctions 2004. ISBN 978-3-7908-0098-2 J. Windsperger/G. Cliquet/ G. Hendrikse/M. Tuunanen (Eds.) Economics ...

Author: Jan M. Deepen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783790819380

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Page: 350

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This book uses state-of-the-art scientific methods to reveal that most firms currently do not realize the full potential of logistics outsourcing. It shows the complexity of outsourcing performance and that its true drivers lie in the relationship between service providers and their customers. Through the results of a large-scale empirical survey, the book also emphasizes the importance of a firm's approach towards outsourcing.

Emergence and Survival of New BusinessesEmergence and Survival of New Businesses



ISBN 978-3-7908-0051-7 T. Ihde Dynamic Alliance Auctions 2004. ISBN 978-3-7908-0098-2 J. Windsperger/G. Cliquet/ G. Hendrikse/M. Tuunanen (Eds.) Economics ...

Author: Oliver Falck

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783790819472

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Page: 140

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Two very topical research questions are addressed in this book: Which are the determinants of new business formation and their survival, and will business start-ups, especially in the service sector, create employment and thereby generate growth? The analysis is based on a unique dataset consisting of the population of all businesses with at least one employee under social security in Germany in all private industries (manufacturing and services).

Becoming VirtualBecoming Virtual



ISBN 978-3-7908-0051-7 T. Ihde Dynamic Alliance Auctions 2004. ISBN 978-3-7908-0098-2 J. Windsperger/G. Cliquet/ G.

Author: Jane E. Klobas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783790819571

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Page: 266

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This book examines the capabilities needed to transform a globally distributed organization into a virtual organization (an organization that exists and operates across time and distance with the support of global communications technologies such as the Internet). It introduces techniques for definition of goals for virtualization, for monitoring progress toward virtualization and for studying the impact of virtualization on social uncertainty, knowledge sharing and knowledge transfer, organizational memory, transactive memory, communities of practice and organizational commitment, power and control. These techniques are applied in an extended case study of a development aid organization's attempts to use knowledge management for virtualization over a two year period. The multidisciplinary team of authors examines virtualization from points of view ranging from the organizational to the technological to the sociological and psychological.