Low Carbon Strategy Analysis of Competing Supply Chains with Different Power Structures
AbstractThis paper investigates the emission reduction performance for supply chain members in both single-channel and exclusive dual-channel cases. Two game scenarios (Manufacturer Stackelberg and Retailer Stackelberg) are examined under different channel structures. Furthermore, we introduce government subsidies as an impact factor of low-carbon strategy adoption. In the single-channel (Case 1), we mainly examine the influence of consumers’ price-sensitivity on channel members’ optimal decisions. In the dual-channel (Case 2), we focus on the joint impact of product substitutability and different channel power structures on the optimal decisions under asymmetric related channel status. The analysis suggests that the Stackelberg leaders always perform better than their corresponding followers before emission reduction, while they may not necessarily yield more benefits after emission reduction. The implementation of low-carbon strategy depends on parameters like product substitutability and channel base demand. Finally, all the supply chain members will encounter a Prisoner’s Dilemma when the product substitutability is relatively high. View Full-Text
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Liu, B.; Li, T.; Tsai, S.-B. Low Carbon Strategy Analysis of Competing Supply Chains with Different Power Structures. Sustainability 2017, 9, 835.
Liu B, Li T, Tsai S-B. Low Carbon Strategy Analysis of Competing Supply Chains with Different Power Structures. Sustainability. 2017; 9(5):835.Chicago/Turabian Style
Liu, Bin; Li, Tao; Tsai, Sang-Bing. 2017. "Low Carbon Strategy Analysis of Competing Supply Chains with Different Power Structures." Sustainability 9, no. 5: 835.
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