Quantitative relationships between collective action and prisoners' dilemma

Miklos N. Szilagyi

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Quantitative relationships are established between the production function of collective action and the payoff functions of the n-person Prisoners' Dilemma game. It is shown that the latter have more degrees of freedom than the former; therefore, it is desirable to investigate collective actions in terms of the Prisoners' Dilemma game. The special cases of S-shaped, decelerating (concave), accelerating (convex), and linear production functions are investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-72
Number of pages8
JournalSystems Research and Behavioral Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2000


  • Collective action
  • Payoff functions
  • Prisoners' dilemma
  • Production function

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • Strategy and Management
  • Information Systems and Management


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