supply chain

Cash Back
HA, Albert | SHANG, Weixin | WANG, Yunjie

Rebate, or money that is returned to the consumer after they have paid for goods or services, is a popular form of sales promotion, with studies showing that 50% of retailers and 48% of manufacturers use rebates as part of their c ...

Out of Stock?
FENG, Youyi | XU, Jianjun | ZHENG, Shaohui

Downward substitution is common in many industries and occurs in supply chain management when a firm used a higher value item to satisfy the demand of a lower value item that is out of stock. This type of substitution is driven by ...

Global Organizations Must Rethink Supply Chain Management

The recent turbulent years have led to new challenges for global supply chain management, but with proactive mechanisms in place, corporates can minimize the impact and scale of disruptions. By Professor CHEUNG Ki Ling, Departme ...

Supplying Finance to Supply Chains

Research at HKUST informs the debate about the benefits of uniform financial regulation across countries and looks into the effects of the financial intermediation in facilitating international trade. By Associate Professor Almin ...

Optimal Pricing and Sequential Consumption
ZHOU, Junjie | CHEN, Ying-Ju

Social interactions play a crucial role in the markets of social goods. This paper examines the optimal selling scheme when products show such social good feature. This paper examines a monopoly firm model adopting sequential lau ...

Matching Supply with Demand
WANG, Xuan | ASADPOUR, Arash | ZHANG, Jiawei

Matching supply with demand is an important way to secure profits for businesses in many industries. However, supply–demand mismatch is common, because decisions about supplies are often made before demand is fully character ...

Fairness Concern and Distribution Channel Selection
YI, Zelong | WANG, Yulan | LIU, Yun | CHEN, Ying-Ju

As unfairness in business transactions widely exists nowadays, consumers are increasingly worried about fairness. This kind of concern of fairness drives them to compare their payoffs with the sellers’ profits, and where a t ...

Market Strategies: Manufacturers, Retailers, and Consumers
GUAN, Xu | CHEN, Ying-Ju

Supply chains are an integral part of business and form the network between a company and its suppliers to produce and distribute products to consumers. A supply chain also often contains various forms of information asymmetry (wh ...

The Perils of too much Information: An Agricultural Framework
CHEN, Ying-Ju | HE, Qiao-Chu | SHEN, Zuo-Jun Max

Agriculture—the science of cultivating soil, growing crops, and raising livestock—is the primary economic sector of many developing economies throughout the world. Within this context, farmer producer organisations (FP ...