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Game Theory and Bidding for Software Projects An Evaluation of the Bidding Behaviour of Software Engineers
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Department of Software Engineering and Computer Science.
2002 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

The conception phase is one of the most important phases of software projects. In this phase it is determined which software development company will perform a software project. To obtain a software project, companies can have several bidding strategies. This thesis investigates if and how game theory can be a helpful tool to evaluate bidding for software projects. This thesis can be divided into two different parts: a theoretical and a practical. The theoretical part investigates the applicable parts of game theory in this thesis, explains what software projects are, explains the difference between costing and bidding and provides results of a literature survey about bidding behaviour. The practical part introduces a study to investigate strategies and bidding behaviour of software engineers, explains the experimental design that found the study, provides the results of the performed study and a discussion of the results. This thesis concludes that game theory contains some concepts that make it possible to evaluate bidding for software projects.

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2002. , 30 p.
Keyword [en]
Game theory, bidding behaviour, study, software project, strategy
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Computer Science Human Computer Interaction Software Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-5850Local ID: diva2:833256
Jacco Buisman Bonairestraat 32 9715 SE Groningen The NetherlandsAvailable from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2002-09-08 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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