Pricing Mechanism Design for Centralized Pollutant Treatment with SME Alliances
AbstractIn this paper, we assume that a professional pollutant treatment enterprise treats all of the pollutants emitted by multiple small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). In order to determine the treatment price, SMEs can bargain with the pollutant treatment enterprise individually, or through forming alliances. We propose a bargaining game model of centralized pollutant treatment to study how the pollutant treatment price is determined through negotiation. Then, we consider that there is a moral hazard from SMEs in centralized pollutant treatment; in other words, they may break their agreement concerning their quantities of production and pollutant emissions with the pollutant treatment enterprise. We study how the pollutant treatment enterprise can prevent this by pricing mechanism design. It is found that the pollutant treatment enterprise can prevent SMEs’ moral hazard through tiered pricing. If the marginal treatment cost of the pollutant treatment enterprise is a constant, SMEs could bargain with the pollutant treatment enterprise individually, otherwise, they should form a grand alliance to bargain with it as a whole. View Full-Text
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Li, Y.; Huang, B.; Tao, F. Pricing Mechanism Design for Centralized Pollutant Treatment with SME Alliances. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 622.
Li Y, Huang B, Tao F. Pricing Mechanism Design for Centralized Pollutant Treatment with SME Alliances. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2016; 13(6):622.Chicago/Turabian Style
Li, Yuyu; Huang, Bo; Tao, Fengming. 2016. "Pricing Mechanism Design for Centralized Pollutant Treatment with SME Alliances." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 13, no. 6: 622.
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