Call for papers


Int. J. of Inventory Research


Special Issue on: "Game Theory Applications in Inventory Research"


Guest Editor:
Mingming Leng, Lingnan University, Hong Kong


Game theory is an interactive decision theory concerning conflict and cooperation between two or among three or more decision makers. Since the middle of the 1980s, a great number of game models have been developed to analyse various inventory management problems.


As inventory-related topics are important in the operations management field where two- or multiple-firm competition and cooperation are usually interesting to most relevant scholars, inventory research with game theoretical analysis should still be a focus in the near future. Moreover, the interface between in-ventory control and other business functions such as marketing, finance, accounting and information sys-tems is playing a significantly important role in many scholars’ research plans.


Therefore, this special issue aims to meet today’s considerable research demand for game theory appli-cations in inventory research.


Subject Coverage


Suitable topics include but are not limited to:


  • Non-cooperative game analysis in inventory management
  • Cooperative game analysis in inventory management
  • Game models with the interface between inventory control and marketing decisions on price, rebate, advertising, etc.
  • Inventory games with accounting issues (e.g. tax)
  • Interaction of inventory control with other functional areas including finance, information sys-tems, etc.
  • Game analysis of supply chain systems with inventory-related decisions


Notes for Prospective Authors


Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).


All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page.


Important Dates


Submission deadline: 31 January 2013 (extended)


Editors and Notes


You may send one copy in the form of a PDF or MS Word file attached to an email (details in Author Guidelines) to the following:


Mingming Leng
Lingnan University
Department of Computing and Decision Sciences
Faculty of Business
Tuen Mun, New Territories
Hong Kong


Please include in your submission the title of the Special Issue, the title of the Journal and the name of the Guest Editor