Profit Model One: Fixed-Income, Remaining-Profit and Profit-Sharing

  • Wei Wei
  • Wuxiang Zhu
  • Guiping Lin
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Business book series (BRIEFSBUSINESS)


Why have Gome and Suning chosen fixed rents plus commission as their profit mode? Why have Best Buy and Wal-Mart implemented the price margin model? Why has Best Buy, the world’s leading home appliance retailer, failed in China? Why did ITAT’s fortunes collapse so quickly? Answers to these questions can be found in contribution categories and profit modes, or more precisely, fixed and variable contributions, fixed incomes, price margins, commissions, and their various combinations.


Transaction Cost Cash Flow Brand Equity Shopping Mall Variable Contribution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HSBC Business SchoolPeking UniversityShenzhenPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Finance Department, School of EconomicsTsinghua UniversityBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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