Study on allocation of large-scale scientific instruments and sharing using bilevel programming model based on price elasticity

Author(s): Chen Li, Lv Yongbo, Chen Chi

Large-scale scientific instruments are important scientific and technological resources, and a low efficient allocation can seriously hamper the improvement and development of regional scientific and technological strength. A large number of qualitative studies have been conducted by scholars at the macro level, but rarely at the micro level. This study develops the bilevel programming model based on price elasticity and designs the corresponding heuristic algorithm, taking full consideration of the management departments, research institutes and customers' interests. We verify its feasibility and effectiveness by application to real calculation, and summarize the shortcomings and directions of future studies.

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