Game Theoretic Real Option Approach of the Procurement of Department of Defense: Competition or Collaboration

Report Number: NPS-AM-11-C8P21R03-073

Series: Acquisition Management

Category: Performance Based Management

Report Series: Proceedings Paper

Authors: Marc Rabaey

Title: Game Theoretic Real Option Approach of the Procurement of Department of Defense: Competition or Collaboration

Published: 2011-04-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: Other Research Faculty

Full Text URL: http://acquisitionresearch.net/files/FY2011/NPS-AM-11-C8P21R03-073.pdf

Keywords: Intelligence Base, Option Games, Procurement, Real Options

Abstract:

The real option analysis for investments is well known. In order to make decisions (delay, stop, start up, continue), management is waiting to collect more information, or is waiting for a better environment (market situation, political situation and so on). However this is without taking into account the (inter)actions of the other players in the market. Option games will place the real options into a strategic (game theoretic) context., i.c. DoD for procurement.
In reality, the complexity of real options and the need for the permanent monitoring of the environment make some managers reluctant to introduce it in the enterprise for investment decision-making. A generic framework