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# Game theory tools for firms making R&D investment decisions

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Formulate the following situation as an extensive form game (using a game tree) and solve it using backward induction. Bingo Corporation and Canal Corporation are the only competitors in the electronic organizer industry. Bingo Corporation is considering an R&D investment to improve its product. Bingo can choose from three levels of investment: High, Medium, and Low.

Following Bing's investment, Canal Corporation will have to choose between continuing to compete by selling its current product or undertaking an R&D project of its own. Canal can only choose one level of investment, so its choices are Invest or Not Invest. The net payoffs to Bingo if it invests High, Medium, or Low given that Canal chooses to Invest would be \$50,\$40, and \$30' respectively, and the corresponding net payoffs to canal would be \$5, \$10, and \$15.

On the other hand, the net payoffs to Bingo if it invests High, Medium, or Low given that Canal chooses to Not Invest would be \$100, \$80, and \$60, respectively, and the corresponding net payoffs to Canal would be \$0, \$l5, and \$20. What will Bingo choose to do in equilibrium, and what will Canal's response be?

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Formulate the following situation as an extensive form game (using a game tree) and solve it using backward induction.
Bingo Corporation and Canal Corporation are the only competitors in the electronic organizer industry. Bingo Corporation is considering an R&D investment to improve its product. Bingo can choose from three levels of investment: High, Medium, and Low. Following Bingo's investment, Canal Corporation will have to
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I provide a game theory analysis of two firms deciding whether to engage in R&D projects. The strategic and extensive forms of the game are explored to find the optimal solution. There is a discussion of various ways to find the optimal discussion based on the strategic and extensive forms of the game.

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## Susan Webber asserts that management fixated on business metrics

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Susan Webber asserts that management is fixated on business metrics. Based on the conceptual foundations and current practices covered in the course and additional relevant academic and professional literature, develop a research-based critique of the Webber article.

General Requirements:

Read "Management's Great Addiction" by Webber. You may wish to structure your personal notes as an article review though these notes will not be submitted as part of this assignment.
Instructors will be using a grading rubric to grade the assignments. It is recommended that learners review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment in order to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.
Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment requires that at least two additional scholarly research sources related to this topic, and at least one in-text citation from each source be included.
Directions:

Write a position paper of 1,000-1,250 words that includes the following:

A brief description of the development of business theories leading to Webber's conclusions in the article.
A research-based critique of the theory Webber proposes in the article and its relation to current business practices.
A research-based discussion of how Webber's theory can be refuted or be modified or extended for enhanced application to business.

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