Triadic relations in a game of Pachisi

Zhaohui Wu, Thomas Choi

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Abstract

A triad is the smallest network form where one can study how a link affects a link or a node affects a link indirectly connected. Through triads, one can glimpse the more complex relational dynamics in larger networks. Studies of various triadic relationships have gained growing interest among OM scholars in recent years as both researchers and practitioners recognize that such a triadic framework allows us to appreciate the relational complexity in larger supply networks. We adapted the Pachisi game to demonstrate the triadic relational dynamics among firms in a supply network. We have played this game in various undergraduate and graduate classes. This simple game has enabled us to introduce such topics as supply networks and coalition strategies in a lively classroom environment. We have received positive feedback from the students validating an effective learning experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-312
Number of pages8
JournalDecision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2013

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Keywords

  • Coalition
  • In-class exercise
  • Negotiation
  • Operations management
  • Pachisi game
  • Supply chain management
  • Triadic relationships

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  • Decision Sciences (miscellaneous)
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Triadic relations in a game of Pachisi. / Wu, Zhaohui; Choi, Thomas.

In: Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, Vol. 11, No. 4, 10.2013, p. 305-312.

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