Optimization Online


Competitive location in networks with threshold-sensitive customer behaviour

Dolores R. Santos-Peñate(drsantos***at***dmc.ulpgc.es)
Rafael Suárez-Vega(rsuarez***at***dmc.ulpgc.es)
Pablo Dorta-González(pdorta***at***dmc.ulpgc.es)

Abstract: We consider the (r|X_p)-medianoid problem in networks. Goods are assumed to be essential and the only decision criterion is the travel distance. The portion of demand captured by the competitors is modelled by a general capture function which includes the binary, partially binary and proportional customer choice rules as specific cases. We prove that, under certain conditions of the capture function, a finite dominating set exists, extending some known results given for maximal covering location problems.

Keywords: competitive location, networks, medianoid, customer behaviour, covering decay function, finite dominating set

Category 1: Applications -- OR and Management Sciences (Other )

Citation: Competitive location in networks with threshold-sensitive customer behaviour/Version 2-February 2012 Dpto de Métodos Cuantitativos en Economía y Gestión-Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Download: [PDF]

Entry Submitted: 02/28/2012
Entry Accepted: 02/28/2012
Entry Last Modified: 02/28/2012

Modify/Update this entry

  Visitors Authors More about us Links
  Subscribe, Unsubscribe
Digest Archive
Search, Browse the Repository


Coordinator's Board
Classification Scheme
Give us feedback
Optimization Journals, Sites, Societies
Mathematical Optimization Society