Recently, Zhisong Chen, the Associate Professor of Department of Technology Economics & Management in Business School, published an academic paper in “Journal of Renewable & Sustainable Energy” (an international SSCI & SCI journal).
The title of his paper is “The joint bargaining coordination in a photovoltaic supply chain”. A mechanism to coordinate a c-Si module supplier and a PV system assembler considering the government subsidy is developed in this paper. A centralized, a decentralized, and a joint bargaining coordination decision models in a PV supply chain are formulated and analyzed, respectively. Using the world PV industry data, the numerical and sensitivity analyses are conducted to assess the impact of key parameters on the decision models. The research result has shown that a joint bargaining coordination mechanism is optimal for the studied PV supply chain. Both a PV system assembler and a c-Si module supplier gain more profit from the joint bargaining coordination model than that from either the centralized or the decentralized decision model. Policies for the sustainable PV industry development are also recommended.
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