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How much is your personal recommendation worth?

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How much is your personal recommendation worth?
Suppose you buy a new laptop and, simply because you like it so much, you recommend it to friends, encouraging them to purchase it as well. What would be an adequate price for the vendor of the laptop to pay for your recommendation? Personal recommendations like this are of considerable commercial interest, but unlike in sponsored search auctions there can be no truthful prices. Despite this “lack of truthfulness” the vendor of the product might still decide to pay you for recommendation e.g. because she wants to (i) provide you with an additional incentive to actually recommend her or to (ii) increase your satisfaction and/or brand loyalty. This leads us to investigate a pricing scheme based on the Shapley value [5] that satisfies certain “axioms of fairness”. We find that it is vulnerable to manipulations and show how to overcome these difficulties using the anonymity-proof Shapley value of [4]. Categories and Subject Descriptors G.2.0 [Mathematics of Computing]: General G...
Paul Dütting, Monika Henzinger, Ingmar Weber
Added 14 May 2010
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Type Conference
Year 2010
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Authors Paul Dütting, Monika Henzinger, Ingmar Weber
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