publication . Article . 2017

Impacts of Power Structure on Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Zhi Li; Yangyang Xu; Fumin Deng; Xuedong Liang;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2017 Journal: Sustainability (issn: 2071-1050, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
The present paper examines the manufacturer’s operational decisions, e.g., wholesale price and product sustainability level, the retailer’s operational decision, e.g., retail margin, and supply chain efficiency under three supply chain power structures: manufacturer Stackelberg, Nash and retailer Stackelberg. As a benchmark, we first obtain the equlibrium price and product sustainability level in a vertically integrated supply chain. Our analysis provides some interesting findings in a decentralized supply chain: (i) a dominant manufacturer (retailer) always benefits from its power; (ii) the entire supply chain earns the most profit from the Nash game, and the l...
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_GENERAL
free text keywords: sustainability, power structures, supply chain management, Environmental effects of industries and plants, TD194-195, Renewable energy sources, TJ807-830, Environmental sciences, GE1-350
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