Contingency management under asymmetric information

Ananth V. Iyer, Vinayak Deshpande, Zhengping Wu

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We model a monopolist supplier whose supply to multiple buyers is disrupted. The supplier can take costly, speed-dependent actions, to restore supply. Buyers experience private backorder costs that are unknown to the supplier. We analyze the supplier's optimal contract structure and explore the impact of an alternate supplier.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)572-580
Number of pages9
JournalOperations Research Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Capacity restoration
  • Contingency management
  • Information asymmetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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