Analyzing the Supplier’ Competition Behavior in Outsourcing Service
We formulate respectively the outsourcing service competition models with simultaneous and sequential decision order and analyze the suppliers’ contest equilibrium in outsourcing service competition by applying dynamic game theory and contest theory. Then we explore the effect of sequential decision order on competition equilibrium. It is showed that the sequential decision order not only influences the equilibrium service level of the suppliers, but also has an effect on both total equilibrium service level of the supplier and the average equilibrium service level acquired by the purchaser.
Helen Zhang, Gang Shen and David Jin
S. L. Chen "Analyzing the Supplier’ Competition Behavior in Outsourcing Service", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 219-220, pp. 31-35, 2011