In-store referrals on the internet

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dc.contributor.author Cai, Gangshu
dc.contributor.author Chen, Ying-Ju
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-21T15:20:59Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-21T15:20:59Z
dc.date.issued 2012-03-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/13536
dc.description.abstract In the contemporary e-business, a retailer may display the links to the competing retailers directly (direct referral), or display the referral link provided by a third-party advertising agency (third-party referral), and these referrals may be either one-way or two-way. In this paper, we show that the referrals may align the retailers’ incentives and facilitate implicit collusion, and one-way referral may result in a win-win situation, thereby providing an economic rationale for these seemingly puzzling phenomena. Using third-party referrals may enhance the retail-ers’ collusion despite the potential disutility and revenue leakage, and referral services may be detrimental for the consumer welfare. en_US
dc.relation.uri http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022435911000856 en_US
dc.subject Retailer referral en_US
dc.subject Third-party referral en_US
dc.subject Channel competition en_US
dc.subject Game theory en_US
dc.title In-store referrals on the internet en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US
dc.date.published 2011 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi:10.1016/j.jretai.2011.09.005 en_US
dc.citation.epage 578 en_US
dc.citation.issue 4 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Journal of Retailing en_US
dc.citation.spage 563 en_US
dc.citation.volume 87 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid gcai en_US

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