Transport contract optimization under information asymmetry: an example
The present paper shows why information asymmetry and bivariate stochastic demand and spot price induce different behaviours and economic inefficiency in a carrier – shipper relationship. An example is offered of a single period, single echelon, shipper-carrier transport model where demand addressed to the shipper and the spot transport price, two exogenous stochastic variables, follow a bivariate exponential probability distribution function. We evaluate the objective functions of the carrier and shipper over one period reiterated with a mix of long-term and short-term procurement strategies under five scenarios of information sharing. Some clues as to ways of solving for other types of bivariates are provided.
|Date of creation:||07 Dec 2005|
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|Note:||Type of Document - pdf; pages: 30. A discussion of game theoretic behaviour of a transport service provider and a shipper when demand and price of transport can vary dependently.|
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