Working Papers

Manufacturer’s Entry in the Product-Sharing Market

Baojun Jiang, Lin Tian, and Yifan Xu

Sep 6, 2018

Develops an analytical framework to answer the following questions: Under what conditions should a manufacturer enter the product-sharing market? How much output should the manufacturer allocate to the sharing market? What are the economic implications of the manufacturer’s entry in the sharing market? Develops a game-theoretic model that captures key tradeoffs that a manufacturer will face when considering whether to and how much to get directly involved in the sharing market.

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