Model of Collaborative Knowledge Innovation with Distributor Participation in Supply Chain
Considering the influence of distributor participation, collaborative knowledge innovation is studied by building the game model from the decision-making viewpoint of manufacturer. Changes of market demand due to the collaborative innovation and the behaviors of participators are also analyzed. The results show that distributor participation can spur manufacturer to increase product innovation investment and be available to realize the higher level of innovation, and that the degree of distributor participation is not only affected by its own cost of the collaborative innovation, but also the investment of manufacturer. Furthermore, the research gets the boundary condition of different decision selection for manufacturer and its distributor.
Daoguo Yang, Tianlong Gu, Huaiying Zhou, Jianmin Zeng and Zhengyi Jiang
X. M. Zhang et al., "Model of Collaborative Knowledge Innovation with Distributor Participation in Supply Chain", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 201-203, pp. 773-778, 2011