Two kinds of Online Retailers’ Price Competition on B2C Market

  • Hao Fu
  • Jieyao Ding
  • Leilei Liu
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 251)


Using game theory as research tool, this paper investigates deeply on price competition behavior between Multi-Channel Retailers (MCRs) and Pure Online Retailers (Dotcoms) on e-commerce market, elicits four kinds of market structures. Furthermore, it gives out perfect equilibrium prices as well as market scale under each condition of market structure. On this basis, two related propositions and two related conclusions are pointed out. First, it gets MCRs’ and Dotcoms’ critical prices. Secondly, as the penetrate rate of e-business increasing, two kind retailers’ perfect prices will decrease, and there exists a stable relationship between the ratios of speed declining.


Market Structure Price Competition Online Retailer Online Consumer Electronic Marketplace 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hao Fu
    • 1
  • Jieyao Ding
    • 1
  • Leilei Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.Herbert A.Simon & Reinhard Selten Behavioral Decision Research Lab, School of Economics and ManagementSouthwest Jiaotong UniversityChengDuChina

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