Smartsettle Simulations

Smartsettle is a generic tool for decision-makers with conflicting objectives that wish to reach a formal agreement. Listed below are a few situations where Smartsettle can be applied. Illustrations have been developed for many of these.

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Insurance

Workplace

Community

Real estate

E-commerce

Internal affairs

Strategic planning

Supply agreements

Labour-management

Contract negotiations

Organizational visioning

Government & international

Business mergers and acquisitions

Resource planning and development

 

 

 

Smartsettle One Simulation
Smartsettle One Simulation – Focus Group Negotiation
The context for this simulation is a negotiation between a Focus Group Member and the CEO of Smartsettle. Focus Group Member, who is known to be an experienced lawyer, negotiator, and businessman, has volunteered to take Smartsettle One for a test drive. He will negotiate the amount that Smartsettle will donate to his favorite charity in return for ten minutes of his time filling out a questionnaire.

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Fortunate Farmers Water Case
Fortunate Farmers Water Case
The context for this simulation is a negotiation between a Potato Processing Company and Farmers that grow the potatoes. Company has been using water from the nearby river and polluting it with the waste so much that potato yields have decreased.

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Caso del Agua Afortunado-Agricultores
Caso del Agua Afortunado-Agricultores
El contexto de esta simulación es una negociación entre una empresa y los agricultores que cultivan las patatas. La compañía ha estado utilizando el agua del río cercano y de contaminar con los residuos tanto que los rendimientos de papa han disminuido.

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Labor Management
Labor Management
This article is based on a labor-management collective agreement that was simulated during ADR Cyberweek 2002.

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Steel Strap - Supply Management
Steel Strap – Supply Management
A negotiation of a complex steel strap supply agreement between a buyer and a seller was simulated for Cyberweek 2003.

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Traditional Concessions with Optimization
Traditional Concessions with Optimization
This document illustrates the Smartsettle Online Dispute Resolution System for a very simple application to employee-employer dispute resolution.

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Multiple Issue Insurance Settlement
Multiple Issue Insurance Settlement
Smartsettle is a powerful negotiation support system designed to speed up the process and produce better agreements for many types of situations, from small, simple cases to large and complex multiparty cases. A wide range of cases can be found in the insurance industry, although many cases boil down to relatively simple problems such as the one illustrated in this paper.

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The Orange Quarrel
The Orange Quarrel
A lecture* prepared by Dr. Ernest Thiessen for an online ODR course at UMass Online. This lecture provides students with background theory useful in any negotiation.

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Resolving Impasse
Resolving Impasse
This workplace dispute simulation of the hypothetical Smith vs Lawrence case involves a federal agency employee who complains to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission about discrimination.

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Peace Treaty
Peace Treaty – Golan Dysnay
Smartsettle Negotiation Simulation sponsored by The Mediation and Conflict Resolution Institute in Jerusalem, Smartsettle & ADR Cyberweek 2000

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Resource Planning and Development
Resource Planning and Development
This paper briefly introduces the theory used in solving negotiation problems with web-based negotiation support systems and then describes a new product and negotiation process called Smartsettle that uses optimization to take negotiators “beyond win-win”.

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