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Commentary—Optimal Pricing and Return Policies for Perishable Commodities

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  • Barry Alan Pasternack

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    (College of Business and Economics, California State University, Fullerton, California)

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    The paper discusses the genesis of the 1985 paper “Optimal Pricing and Return Policies for Perishable Commodities,” as well as the critical ideas presented in that research. A brief review of the literature that cited and expanded the results of the paper is also presented.

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    File URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1287/mksc.1070.0347
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    Article provided by INFORMS in its journal Marketing Science.

    Volume (Year): 27 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 1 (01-02)
    Pages: 131-132

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    Handle: RePEc:inm:ormksc:v:27:y:2008:i:1:p:131-132
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    1. Gérard P. Cachon & Martin A. Lariviere, 2001. "Contracting to Assure Supply: How to Share Demand Forecasts in a Supply Chain," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 47(5), pages 629-646, May.
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