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Coordination Mechanism of Dual-Channel Supply Chains Considering Retailer Innovation Inputs

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School of Economics and Management, Nanjing University of Science & Technology, Nanjing 210094, China
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School of Logistics, Yunnan University of Finance and Economics, Kunming 650221, China
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Department of Management and Law, University of Rome Tor Vergata, 00133 Rome, Italy
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Institute for Research on Innovation and Services for Development (IRISS), National Research Council (CNR), 80134 Naples, Italy
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School of Management, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedford MK43 0AL, UK
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Institute of Management, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, 56127 Pisa, Italy
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Sustainability 2021, 13(2), 813; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su13020813
Received: 28 November 2020 / Revised: 31 December 2020 / Accepted: 4 January 2021 / Published: 15 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Supply Chain Management for Sustainable Development)
In response to the online channels established by manufacturers, physical retailers are starting to offer innovative services, which will intensify conflicts between manufacturers and retailers. Considering that the conflict will affect the operation efficiency and sustainable development of the supply chain, the coordination mechanism of a dual-channel supply chain has been established. In this study, we construct the Stackelberg game model based on consumer utility theory to analyze the complex mechanism of retailers’ innovation input level affecting supply chain operation and design the double coordination mechanism. The results show that: (1) an optimal combination of wholesale prices, retail prices and innovation input levels can optimize the operational efficiency of the supply chain, (2) Noncooperation among channel members affects the retailer’s product pricing, decreases the market share of the physical channel and increases the market demand of manufacturers, (3) The dual coordination mechanism can alleviate channel conflicts, which can improve the operational efficiency of the supply chain. This study provides several insights on the theory of organizational coordination and sustainable development in conflicts of dual-channel supply chains. View Full-Text
Keywords: dual-channel supply chain; innovation inputs; spillover effects; supply chain coordination; operational efficiency; sustainable development dual-channel supply chain; innovation inputs; spillover effects; supply chain coordination; operational efficiency; sustainable development
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Yang, W.; Si, Y.; Zhang, J.; Liu, S.; Appolloni, A. Coordination Mechanism of Dual-Channel Supply Chains Considering Retailer Innovation Inputs. Sustainability 2021, 13, 813. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su13020813

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Yang W, Si Y, Zhang J, Liu S, Appolloni A. Coordination Mechanism of Dual-Channel Supply Chains Considering Retailer Innovation Inputs. Sustainability. 2021; 13(2):813. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su13020813

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Yang, Wensheng, Yinyuan Si, Jinxing Zhang, Sen Liu, and Andrea Appolloni. 2021. "Coordination Mechanism of Dual-Channel Supply Chains Considering Retailer Innovation Inputs" Sustainability 13, no. 2: 813. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su13020813

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