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Title: Cooperative advertising for competing manufacturers: The impact of long-term promotional effects
Authors: Karray, Salma
Martin-Herran, Guiomar
Sigue, Simon-Pierre
Keywords: Cooperative Advertising; Supply Chain Management; Game Theory; Marketing-OR Interface
Issue Date: Feb-2017
Publisher: ScienceDirect
Citation: Salma Karray, Guiomar Martín-Herrán, Simon-Pierre Sigué, Cooperative advertising for competing manufacturers: The impact of long-term promotional effects, International Journal of Production Economics, Volume 184, February 2017, Pages 21-32.
Abstract: The effectiveness of cooperative advertising programs is studied in a market where two competing manufacturers deal with an exclusive retailer and two products. Two two-stage game theoretic models are developed to analyze the long-term effects of retailer's promotions, which can be positive or negative, on the effectiveness of cooperative advertising. Closed-form equilibrium solutions are obtained and compared. We find that the level of product substitutability and the sign and magnitude of the long-term effects of retailer's promotions on sales determine whether cooperative advertising should be offered and accepted by the manufacturers and retailer. In particular, depending on the level of product substitutability, cooperative advertising can benefit both the manufacturers and retailer even when retailer's promotions negatively affect future sales. Conversely, it may not be in the interest of the manufacturers to offer cooperative advertising when the products are fairly undifferentiated regardless of the nature of the long-term effects of promotions. Finally, the manufacturers and retailer may refuse to respectively offer or participate in cooperative advertising programs that enhance total channel profits.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10155/718
ISSN: 0925-5273
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