A Dynamic Game for a Sustainable Supply Chain Management

  • Massimiliano Ferrara
  • Bruno Antonio Pansera
Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 125)


In this paper, we establish a dynamic game to allocate CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) to the members of a supply chain. We propose model of three-tier supply chain in decentralized state that is including supplier, manufacturer and retailer. For analyzing supply chain performance in decentralized state and the relationships between the members of supply chain, we use Stackelberg game and we consider in this paper a hierarchical equilibrium solution for a two-level game. Specially, we formulate a model that crosses through multiperiods by a dynamic discreet Stackelberg game. We obtain an equilibrium point at where both the profits of members and the level of CSR taken by supply chains are maximized.


Dynamic game Supply chain CSR Stackelberg game 



This paper is devoted to Professor Jaime Gil-Aluja, who has inspired generations of theorists to relate their theory to interesting issues of economics and has convinced generations of experimentals to believe that his theories might provide useful insights.

The authors are grateful to the referees for their constructive input.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Massimiliano Ferrara
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Bruno Antonio Pansera
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Law and EconomicsUniversity “Mediterranea” of Reggio CalabriaReggio CalabriaItaly
  2. 2.Decisions LabUniversity Mediterranea of Reggio CalabriaReggio CalabriaItaly
  3. 3.ICRIOS - The Invernizzi Centre for Research in Innovation, Organization, Strategy and Entrepreneurship Department of Management and TechnologyBocconi UniversityMilanItaly

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