Ben Youssef, Slim and Dridi, Dhouha (2011): National advertising and cooperation in a manufacturer-two-retailers channel.
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We consider a supply channel composed of one manufacturer and two retailers. Three cases are studied. The non-cooperative one is a leader-follower relationship. The manufacturer determines his spending in national advertising and the whole sale price. Then, the retailers determine non-cooperatively the price for consumers. The second case is a partial-cooperative one where retailers decide jointly for the price. In the third case, all members of the channel cooperate by maximizing a joint profit function. The spending in advertising and the quantity sold are the lowest in the partial-cooperative case, while retailers' price is the highest. Interestingly, when the degree of substituability between the two products proposed by retailers is low, these latter are worse off with partial-cooperation with respect to non-cooperation. Partial-cooperation is always the worst case for the manufacturer, the whole channel, consumers' surplus and social welfare, while cooperation is the best case. Cooperating members can share the extra-profit by a whole sale price.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||National advertising and cooperation in a manufacturer-two-retailers channel|
|Keywords:||Game theory; Manufacturer-two-retailers; National advertising; Cooperation|
|Subjects:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C7 - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory > C70 - General
M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M3 - Marketing and Advertising > M30 - General
|Depositing User:||Slim Ben Youssef|
|Date Deposited:||25. Nov 2011 20:43|
|Last Modified:||22. Feb 2013 14:41|
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