|Start Page Number:||407|
|End Page Number:||423|
|Publication Date:||Jun 2017|
|Journal:||Mathematical Methods of Operations Research|
|Authors:||Borm Peter, Hendrickx Ruud, Dietzenbacher Bas|
|Keywords:||game theory, communication, control|
Using network control structures, this paper introduces a general class of network communication games and studies their decomposition into unanimity games. We obtain a relation between the dividends in any network communication game and its underlying transferable utility game, which depends on the structure of the communication network. Moreover, we introduce a new class of network control values which contains both the Myerson value and the position value. The decomposition results are used to explicitly express these values in terms of dividends.