Analysis of Sampling on the Diffusion of Complementary Product under Dynamic Market Potential

  • Bing Han
  • Wei Lu
  • Zhineng Hu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 241)


This paper develops an optimization model group for the diffusion effects of free sampling products presented to complementary products under dynamic changes in potential market based on the characteristics of the complementary product. The simulation analysis shows that sampling has a positive role in promoting the diffusion of complementary product but it can not affect the final cumulative adopters of the complementary product. The sampling effect of dynamic changes in potential market is superior to the static potential market’s. The cumulative adopters of the complementary product decreases with the increase of the changing rate of the potential market, and the NPV increases firstly and then decreases gradually with the increasing of the changing rate of the amount potential market. In the case of limited production capacity of sampling products, both main product and complementary product appear continuous sampling. Finally, the influencial factors between main products and complementary products have a positive role in promoting the product diffusion.


Complementary products Product sampling Dynamic potential market Product diffusion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Uncertainty Decision-Making LaboratorySichuan UniversityChengduPeople’s Republic of China

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