Mechanism design in an integrated approach towards revenue management: The case of Empress Cruise Lines

I.C.L. Ng, Nick Yip

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This paper investigates an integrated form of revenue management through the case of Empress Cruise Lines (ECL). The case highlights a multidisciplinary approach towards how demand and supply factors should be integrated in the form of four decision sets in revenue management decisions – the value set, the segmentation set, the sensitivity set and the forecasting/allocation set. Also, the use of mechanism design allows the firm to separate markets for better forecasting of revenue from each segment. The case also shows that segments could be incentivized to behave differently, and to behave in alignment with ECL's policies so that capacity could be optimally allocated and revenue maximized.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)469-482
Number of pages14
JournalThe Service Industries Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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