Buyer Behavior in Customer-Driven Pricing Mechanisms

Buyer Behavior in Customer-Driven Pricing Mechanisms

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Lucas Stich , Martin Spann (Hrsg.)

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ISBN-13: 978-3-7448-1834-6

Verlag: Books on Demand

Erscheinungsdatum: 16.06.2017

Sprache: Englisch

Farbe: Ja

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In customer-driven pricing mechanisms, sellers delegate (some) control over the final transaction price to their customers. While take-it-or-leave-it posted prices have been the norm in most markets since the mid-nineteenth century, customer-driven pricing mechanisms have experienced a renaissance in recent years. The rise and widespread use of the Internet has fostered this development, owing to lower transaction costs and the facilitation of transactions in electronic markets.

This cumulative dissertation contains five separate essays, nested in a general introduction and conclusion. The objective of this cumulative dissertation is to systematically explore the behavioral reactions to customer-driven pricing mechanisms and to analyze the causal factors that drive behavior. More specifically, this dissertation studies the determinants of buyer behavior in customer-driven pricing mechanisms that i) delegate all pricing power to buyers (i.e., Pay What You Want), ii) where sellers can exert some influence, e.g., via a secret threshold price (i.e., Name Your Own Price), as well as, iii) related concepts of price discrimination that are often used in conjunction with customer-driven pricing mechanisms (i.e., Opaque Selling).

The results of this dissertation contribute to a better understanding of (1) the driving forces of buyer behavior in customer-driven pricing mechanisms, (2) the profitability and optimal design of customer-driven pricing mechanisms, and (3) the applicability of customer-driven pricing mechanisms in a novel domain.
Lucas Stich

Lucas Stich

Lucas Stich is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Electronic Commerce and Digital Markets at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München - Munich School of Management. He holds a B.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration from Goethe University Frankfurt and a M.Sc. from the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. He earned a Master of Business Research (2015) and his PhD (2017) from LMU's Munich School of Management.

Martin Spann

Martin Spann (Hrsg.)

Martin Spann is a Professor of Electronic Commerce and Digital Markets at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München - Munich School of Management. Further, he serves as Dean of Research of the Munich School of Management, Director of the LMU Center for Advanced Management Studies (LMU CAMS), and Scientific Director of the Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM). Since 2017, he is a member of the National Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

He studied Economics at the University of Kiel and earned his PhD (2002) as well as his Habilitation (2005) from Goethe University Frankfurt. From 2005 to 2010, he was a Professor of Marketing and Innovation at the University of Passau.

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