An infinite horizon differential game of optimal CLV-based strategies with non-atomic firms

Lianos, Gerasimos and Sloev, Igor (2016) An infinite horizon differential game of optimal CLV-based strategies with non-atomic firms. In: Recent Advances in Game Theory and Applications: European Meeting on Game Theory, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2015, and Networking Games and Management, Petrozavodsk, Russia, 2015. Petrosyan, Leon A. and Mazalov, Vladimir V., eds. Static & Dynamic Game Theory: Foundations & Applications . Birkhäuser Basel, pp. 111-130. ISBN 9783319438375. [Book Section] (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-43838-2_6)


We study optimal customer acquisition and retention strategies in an infinite-horizon model of dynamic competition. We find that acquisition expenditures constitute the larger share of the marketing budget, when the customer profit margin is either low or large, but for intermediate profit margin values, firms spend more resources for customer retention. If customer profit margins rise for exogenous reasons, we find that the share of customer acquisition expenditures in the marketing budget increases in markets with high profit margins, whereas it decreases in markets with low profit margins. The impact of entry of new firms in the market on the optimal strategy depends on the effect of the entry on profit margins and absolute levels of profit margins. A similar phenomenon may also appear in a single segmented market: the impact of higher competition on the luxury and mass- consumption segments of a market would be different.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Economics
A. > Business School > International Management and Innovation
A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
A. > Business School > Strategic Marketing, Consumer Behaviour and Branding/Identity group
Item ID: 26614
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Date Deposited: 16 May 2019 15:56
Last Modified: 16 May 2019 15:56

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