Simulation of cross-border competitions of free Internet content providers

Jing Li, Tung Sun Chan, Alain Y L Chong

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This paper describes the cross-border competition between two of the largest free Internet content providers in China through the use of multi-agent technology. Case studies are conducted for both TENCENT and Qihoo 360, with their customers being simulated as agents in a model for products selection. The result of different competition strategies of the two enterprises is obtained from the virtual market. The results indicate that cross-border competition is unable to improve the market share of the two leading Internet content providers. The findings suggest that keeping one of the three proposed Nash equilibriums is the recommended strategy for companies involved in cross-border competition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)754-764
Number of pages11
JournalComputers in Industry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2013


  • Competition strategies
  • Cross-border competition
  • Multi-agent simulation
  • Nash equilibrium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Engineering


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