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Habibi Badrabadi A, Tarokh M J. Web Service Providers' Game on Price and Service Level. IJIEPR. 2010; 21 (4) :181-195
URL: http://ijiepr.iust.ac.ir/article-1-236-en.html

Ph.D., Associate Professor ,IT Group, Industrial Engineering Department, K.N. Toosi University of Technology Tehran, Iran , mjtarokh@kntu.ac.ir
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  Response time is one of the critical web service quality dimensions. It refers to how long it takes that a web service responds to request of a user. In order to manage the response time, pricing schemes can work as an efficient access control mechanism. In this paper, we study competition between two providers offering functionally same web services where there is a monopoly service provider. The monopoly offers a service that is complementary to their services. Each provider needs to decide a service level (L or H) and a corresponding price for the selected service level to meet the service level guarantee. We construct a Stackelberg game and benefit from queuing theory concept to propose a model that can examine strategic choices of the providers .

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Received: 2011/05/3

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