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We develop a Markov decision process formulation of a dynamic pricing problem for multiple substitutable flights between the same origin and destination, taking into account customer choice among the flights. The model is rendered computationally intractable for exact solution by its multidimensional state and action spaces, so we develop and analyze(More)
We consider the simultaneous seat-inventory control of a set of parallel flights between a common origin and destination with dynamic customer choice among the flights. We formulate the problem as an extension of the classic multiperiod, single-flight “block demand” revenue management model. The resulting Markov decision process is quite complex, owing to(More)
Dynamic pricing for a network of resources over a finite selling horizon has received considerable attention in recent years, yet few papers provide effective computational approaches to solve the problem. We consider a resource decomposition approach to solve the problem and investigate the performance of the approach in a computational study. We compare(More)
W study the effect of strategic customer behavior on pricing and rationing decisions of a firm selling a single product over two periods. The seller may limit the availability of the product (that is, ration) in the second (clearance) period. Some customers are strategic and respond to the firm’s decisions by timing their purchases. When capacity is(More)
The construction industry is always criticized for lack of collaboration and ineffective communication. Building Information Modelling (BIM) is introduced to the industry as a concept that involves a series of changes on organizational processes, tools, structures and policies, as well as the interaction patterns among individuals and professional groups.(More)
A merchant holding a fixed inventory of a perishable good is better off (at least in the short run) discounting his stock than allowing it to perish. This is true whether the item being sold is physically perishable, needs to be removed from the store by certain “out date,” or a service that uses fixed capacity. The decision to sell inventory at a discount(More)