Reliability, pricing and quality control

Charles S. Tapiero, Peter H. Ritchken, Arnold Reisman

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The purpose of this paper is to construct a theoretical framework which allows a manufacturer to examine the tradeoffs between pricing, reliability, design and quality control issues. In particular, the paper investigates effects of risk aversion on the relative prominence of one or the other policy instruments. In addition, the results of extensive numerical analyses are presented relating basic managerial guidelines with price, reliability and quality control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-45
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Operational Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1987


  • Reliability
  • pricing
  • quality control
  • utility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Information Systems and Management


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