Enhancing Trust and Stability in Purchasing Consortia: Fair Allocation of Gains, IPSERA conference

Fredo Schotanus

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Purchasing consortia are becoming more and more common practice. However, many consortia end prematurely or do not flourish. Important reasons indicated for these problems are in(directly) related to the fair allocation of gains. The purpose of this paper is to build further on solutions to allocation problems, aiming to enhance purchasing consortia trust and stability. In this paper several existing allocation concepts are described and adapted to purchasing consortia. Also, a new allocation concept is introduced and compared to existing concepts. Recommendations are given concerning which concept to use in which situation. We conclude by emphasizing the importance for purchasing consortia to choose an allocation concept.
Original languageUndefined
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event13th Annual IPSERA Conference 2004 - Catania, Italy
Duration: 4 Apr 20047 Apr 2004
Conference number: 13


Conference13th Annual IPSERA Conference 2004


  • IR-57989
  • Co-operation
  • Purchasing consortium
  • Cooperative game theory
  • Gains allocation

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