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Pricing Strategies in the Remanufacturing Market for the Uncertain Market Size in the Second Period


  • Liurui Deng
  • Shenggang Yang


Our main endeavor is to investigate the effect of the uncertain market size in the second period on the pricing strategies in the remanufacturing market. Observing the previous research, we find that the market size in the second period is always supposed to be certain. However, there is substantial empirical and experimental evidence that the market size in reality deviates from this assumption. In fact, though the market size in the first period is definitized, it is difficult to confirm the change of the market scale in the second period, since this change is affected by all kinds of elements, such as the awareness of environmental protection, some consumers’ psychological factors, and the related governments’ policies. Hence, we pay attention to the case in which the change rate of the market scale in the second period is random variable. We suppose that this rate satisfies uniform distribution on . Underlying this assumption, we further provide an insight into the game-playing relationship between original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and remanufacturers. Moreover, we delicately and subtly incorporate the game theory, stochastic analysis, adversarial risk analysis (ARA), and optimization methods into the pricing strategies in the remanufacturing market. Last but not least, considerable efforts and attempts have been made to subtly test the sensitivity of an optimal solution to the different parameters.

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  • Liurui Deng & Shenggang Yang, 2016. "Pricing Strategies in the Remanufacturing Market for the Uncertain Market Size in the Second Period," Journal of Applied Mathematics, Hindawi, vol. 2016, pages 1-13, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:hin:jnljam:4164295
    DOI: 10.1155/2016/4164295

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    1. Gan, Shu-San & Pujawan, I Nyoman & Suparno, & Widodo, Basuki, 2018. "Pricing decisions for short life-cycle product in a closed-loop supply chain with random yield and random demands," Operations Research Perspectives, Elsevier, vol. 5(C), pages 174-190.
    2. Shu-San Gan & I Nyoman Pujawan & Didik Wahjudi & Yopi Yusuf Tanoto, 2019. "Pricing decision model for new and remanufactured short life-cycle products with green consumers," Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 18(5), pages 376-392, October.
    3. Liu, Zhuojun & Chen, Jing & Diallo, Claver, 2018. "Optimal production and pricing strategies for a remanufacturing firm," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 204(C), pages 290-315.

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