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Analyzing competition between High Speed Rail and Bus mode using market entry game analysis

Raturi, Varun and Verma, Ashish (2016) Analyzing competition between High Speed Rail and Bus mode using market entry game analysis. In: 14th World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR), JUL 10-15, 2016, Tongji Univ Shanghai, Shanghai, PEOPLES R CHINA, pp. 2377-2388.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trpro.2017.05.264


The introduction of High Speed Rail (HSR) changes the dynamics of the passenger transport therefore understanding the market scenario after the entry of the HSR is of utmost importance. In this study, a market entry game is analysed in the context of High Speed Rail competing with the bus mode on the Bangalore-Mysore corridor. The game is modelled as an extensive form game whose outcome will determine the strategies of the players in the competitive scenario. A discrete choice model is constructed using revealed and stated preference data to compute the modal share in the hypothetical scenario. Utilities in terms of profit for each mode is calculated using assumed cost functions for different strategies of the mode operators. These utilities are then used to form the basis for the extensive form game for the market entry. The extensive form game (with and without perfect information) is analyzed by computing the sub game perfect Nash equilibrium of the game which determines best strategies for each player under different demand scenarios. This study therefore provides a scientific tool for policy makers to analyze best strategies for players under different demand scenarios thereby aiding in decision making. (C) 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Series.: Transportation Research Procedia
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to the ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, SARA BURGERHARTSTRAAT 25, PO BOX 211, 1000 AE AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2017 04:06
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2017 04:06
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/57649

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