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January  2017, 13(1): 429-447. doi: 10.3934/jimo.2016025

## Dynamic pricing of network goods in duopoly markets with boundedly rational consumers

 1 Business School of Central South University, Changsha, Hunan 410083, China 2 School of Accountancy, Hunan University of Finance and Economics, Changsha, Hunan 410205, China 3 Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Curtin University, Australia

1 Corresponding Author Email:beenjoy@126.com

Received  April 2015 Published  January 2016

Fund Project: This work is supported by NSFC NO.91646115?71371191,71210003,712221061, PSFC NO.2015JJ2194 and 2015CX010

In this paper, we present a dynamic pricing model for two firms selling products displaying network effects for which consumers are with bounded rationality. We formulate this model in the form of differential games and derive the open-loop equilibrium prices for the firms. Then, we show the existence and uniqueness of such open-loop equilibrium prices. The model is further extended to the case with heterogeneous network effects. Their steady-state prices obtained are compared. A numerical example is solved and the results obtained are used to analyze how the steady-state prices and market shares of both firms are influenced by the cost, price sensitivity and the network effects of the products.

Citation: Haiying Liu, Xinxing Luo, Wenjie Bi, Yueming Man, Kok Lay Teo. Dynamic pricing of network goods in duopoly markets with boundedly rational consumers. Journal of Industrial & Management Optimization, 2017, 13 (1) : 429-447. doi: 10.3934/jimo.2016025
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