Title: Study on interest allocation method of joint distribution

Authors: Zhongning Fu, Zhicai Juan, Rong Peng

Addresses: School of Traffic and Transportation, Lanzhou Jiaotong University, Box Number 405, No. 88 West Anning Road, Lanzhou City 730070, Gansu Province, P.R. China. ' Antai College of Economic & Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, No. 535 Fahua Zhen Road, Shanghai 200052, P.R. China. ' College of Information Management, Chengdu University of Technology, No. 1, East Third Road of Erxian Bridge, Chengdu City 610059, Sichuan Province, P.R. China

Abstract: Joint distribution is both cooperative and mutual beneficial for participant enterprises who, in practice, are much more concerned about the share of income and the allocation of cost brought by joint distribution. In this paper, some methods in cooperation game and bargaining game are applied to calculate the cost that every member of joint distribution should undertake. By comparing and analysing the algorithm hypotheses and allocation results of Nash bargaining solution in bargaining game, simple proration and evaluation approach in cooperation game, it can be concluded that evaluation approach in cooperation game can reflect the principle of equity and rationality more directly than the other two methods. So this paper takes evaluation approach as the rule to allocate the members| interest in joint distribution.

Keywords: joint distribution; interest allocation; bargaining game; Nash bargaining solution; cooperation games; evaluation approach; services operations informatics.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSOI.2009.023416

International Journal of Services Operations and Informatics, 2009 Vol.4 No.2, pp.97 - 106

Available online: 23 Feb 2009 *

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