On the value of information sharing and cooperative price setting

Li Jiang, Zhongyuan Hao

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Abstract

We consider a setting of two firms that sell substitutable products under price competition. We show that private signals enable firms to improve market forecast and earn higher profits. Provided that their private signals are not perfectly correlated, firms can benefit from sharing signals with each other. This is irrespective of product substitutability. Moreover, information sharing is a strategic complement to cooperative price setting to improve the profit performance of firms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-403
Number of pages5
JournalOperations Research Letters
Volume42
Issue number6-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Information sharing
  • Nash bargaining
  • Price competition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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