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Who benefits from bilateral information exchange in a retail channel?

Anthony Dukes (), Esther Gal-Or () and Tansev Geylani

Economics Letters, 2011, vol. 112, issue 2, 210-212

Abstract: Retailers and their suppliers often exchange demand information, which is believed to benefit both firms and consumers. We show how such information exchange can benefit only the upstream supplier at the expense of the downstream retailer and consumers.

Keywords: Information; sharing; Retailing; Pricing (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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