A value-based approach to option pricing: The case of supply chain options

Yingxue Zhao, Liu Yang, Edwin Tai Chiu Cheng, Lijun Ma, Xinjian Shao

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The pricing issue of supply chain options is generally considered in the Stackelberg game framework in the literature. Such a pricing scheme, however, is usually unacceptable to the follower in the game since it serves only the leader's interest. Different from the existing literature, we develop in this paper a value-based pricing scheme for supply chain options. We present the option pricing schemes for the cases of a single retailer and multiple retailers, respectively. The intuition behind our pricing schemes is to price the option based on the value inherent in the option right. As a result, our pricing schemes are more objective and fair, and consequently are more likely to be accepted by the contracting partners as compared with those that follow the Stackelberg game approach.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-177
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Production Economics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2013


  • Option contract
  • Spot market
  • Supply chain management
  • Value-based pricing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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