Conflict and Cooperation researchers cooperate with a variety of other universities and institutes around the world. We also provide consultation for national and international governmental institutions, such as competition agencies, and we have close ties with firms dealing with conflict and cooperation issues in practice.
GAMENET, the European Network for Game Theory, is chaired by Mathias Staudigl of the Conflict and Cooperation research theme group. GAMENET is financed with Cost Action funds from the EU Horizon 2020 framework. It aims to build long-lasting collaborations with business and industry. It has already confirmed partnerships with Amazon, Facebook, EDF (Électricité de France) and Criteo, and is in negotiations with Huawei and Uber. GAMENET organises conferences and training schools, for which scholarships are available to fund travel and participation.
The Coalition Theory Network (CTN) is a global association of nine high-level academic institutions, including Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE). Members of the Conflict and Cooperation research theme play key roles in SBE’s involvement with the network, whose aim is the advancement and diffusion of research in the area of network theory and coalition formation. CTN’s research activity centres on the theoretical and empirical analysis of socio-economic networks and groups. This pertains to different aspects of social and economic systems, including the management of international public goods, the governance of economic unions, the formation of industrial cartels and collaborations, the patterns of racial integration in social networks, and the endogenous evolution and structure of institutions.