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ISSN: 2096-2320
CN: 10-1383/C
e-ISSN: 2589-5532

Investors’ perspective on forecasting crude oil return volatility: Where do we stand today?

In this paper, we review studies of oil volatility prediction from a new perspective: that of investors who require economic evaluations of forecasting performance. Our results indicate that no single...

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A finite-time maintenance policy of deteriorating systems with multiple dependent performance characteristics

Condition monitoring and health management of deteriorating systems have attracted significant attentions in reducing failure rate and ensuring normal operation of systems. However, related existing...

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Effects of smart agricultural production investment announcements on shareholder value: Evidence from China

The advent of the era of the smart economy has made agricultural production more intelligent. An increasing number of companies have launched a series of investment activities aimed at smart agricultural...

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Optimal strategies of automakers with demand and credit price disruptions under the dual-credit policy

In this paper, a production and pricing decision model for automakers under the dual-credit policy is formulated. Then, with consideration of demand and credit price disruptions, a nonlinear programming...

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Multi-objective optimization of environmental tax for mitigating air pollution and greenhouse gas

Government macro-control through various policies is an important way to mitigate air pollution and greenhouse gases. Therefore, environmental tax is used worldwide as an important measure. However,...

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Cooperation strategies when leading firms compete with small and medium-sized enterprises in a potentially competitive market

Efficient cooperation, which has become common under rising economic globalization, is leading to new opportunities and challenges for enterprises choosing long-term competition strategies. Sharing...

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The choices of channel structures and information strategies in a supply chain

This study considers the choices of channel structures and information strategies in a supply chain with demand uncertainty. The results show the following: (1)The decentralized channel structure dominates...

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Correlation uncertainty, limited participation, and flight to quality

This study extends the multi-asset model of Huang et al. (2017), who examine only two types of investors, by adding a new investor type with partial information on the correlation coefficient and re-explores...

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Differential pricing and production strategies for heterogeneous products under cannibalization and promotional effects

This study examines the optimal pricing and production strategy of a closed-loop supply chain consisting of a manufacturer, a recycler, and consumers. Considering the cannibalization and promotion effects...

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Supply chain decisions and coordination in the presence of an imperfect spot market

This study considers a supply chain consisting of a commodity supplier and a final product manufacturer with uncertain demand. In addition to purchasing from the supplier through a forward contract,...

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Analysis of technology pathway of China's liquid fuel production with consideration of energy supply security and carbon price

Efforts to provide alternative resources and technologies for producing liquid fuel have recently been intensified. Different levels of dependence on oil imports and carbon prices have a significant...

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Improved hybrid resampling and ensemble model for imbalance learning and credit evaluation

A clustering-based undersampling (CUS) and distance-based near-miss method are widely used in current imbalanced learning algorithms, but this method has certain drawbacks. In particular, the CUS does...

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Refined analysis and a hierarchical multi-task learning approach for loan fraud detection

Fraud problems in loan application assessment cause significant losses for finance companies worldwide, and much research has focused on machine learning methods to improve the efficacy of fraud detection...

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The effects of medical insurance and patients’ preference on manufacturer encroachment in a pharmaceutical supply chain

With the development of e-commerce, manufacturers have opportunities to sell products to consumers through direct channels in addition to independent retailers. Although manufacturers’ encroachment...

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When more is less: The other side of artificial intelligence recommendation

Based on consumers' preferences, AI (artificial intelligence) recommendation automatically filters information, which provokes scholars' debate. Supporters believe that by analyzing the consumers' preferences,...

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Effects of intervention policies on speculation in housing market: Evidence from China

The real estate market in China is often subject to government intervention while it is widely believed that speculation is one of the driving forces for the dramatic increase in house price. By controlling...

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Service outsourcing strategy decision for value creation in manufacturing firms

This study aims to resolve the difficult problem of manufacturers’ service outsourcing strategy decision-making, with services divided into two types: hygienic and motivational. We build a value creation...

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Agent-based modeling approach for evaluating underground logistics system benefits and long-term development in megacities

Mobility, pollution, and other barriers against sustainable goods movement are pushing local administrators to seek innovations in urban transportation infrastructure. The urban underground logistics...

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Drop-shipping or batch ordering: Contract choice in the presence of information sharing and quality decision

This study investigates the manufacturer's contract choice (drop-shipping or batch ordering) and retailer's information sharing strategy in the presence of product quality decisions. The equilibrium...

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A nonparametric distance function approach with endogenous direction for estimating marginal abatement costs of CO2 emissions

The directional distance function (DDF) framework has been widely used to estimate the marginal abatement cost (MAC) of CO2 emissions to support decision-making in environmental sustainability and climate...

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Connectedness and systemic risk of the banking industry along the Belt and Road

This paper adopts the tail-event driven network (TENET) framework to explore the connectedness and systemic risk of the banking industry along the Belt and Road (B&R) based on weekly returns of 377...

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Multi-objective vehicle rebalancing for ridehailing system using a reinforcement learning approach

The problem of designing a rebalancing algorithm for a large-scale ridehailing system with asymmetric (unbalanced) demand is considered here. We pose the rebalancing problem within a semi Markov decision...

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Size effect and growth options over firm lifecycle

The size effect can be attributed to the relative importance of growth options versus assets-in-place in total assets. By incorporating the changing trend of growth options over firm lifecycle into...

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Trip and mode choice decisions to out-patient health care facilities: A longitudinal analysis

This paper analyzes the impact of health indicators on an individual's trip and mode choices to out-patient care facilities. The study's focus is an out-patient trip to a health care facility, and the...

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Variance reduction for generalized likelihood ratio method by conditional Monte Carlo and randomized Quasi-Monte Carlo methods

The generalized likelihood ratio (GLR) method is a recently introduced gradient estimation method for handling discontinuities in a wide range of sample performances. We put the GLR methods from previous...

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