Win-win game

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In game theory, a win–win game (often called a win–win scenario) is a special case of a non-zero-sum game that produces a mutually beneficial outcome for two or more parties.[1] If a win–win scenario is not achieved, the scenario becomes a lose–lose scenario by default, since all parties lose if the venture fails. It is also called a positive-sum game and is the opposite of a zero-sum game. Technically, a win–win game takes an en dash instead of a hyphen;[2] however, it is routinely rendered with a hyphen in casual parlance.

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  1. ^ "win-win situation definition". United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia. Retrieved June 17, 2021.
  2. ^ "Win-win - Definition for English-Language Learners from Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary". www.learnersdictionary.com. Retrieved 2021-08-22.