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These functions are assumed to be continuous, nonnegative, nondecreasing in aj , and bounded. , a threshold value exists such that these functions are constant (or “level off”) when this threshold is exceeded. , let Sj denote the fixed cost for selling in market j . , σj2 (aj ) = σj2 for all aj ≥ 0), followed by the case in which market variance may depend on market effort. 1 Market Variance Independent of Market Effort When each market’s variance is independent of market effort, we need to first determine the optimal effort exerted in market j , if we choose market j .

T , j = 1, . . , nt . 9), Mtτ , is a large number that ensures the problem remains uncapacitated, and can be replaced with τ dj τ without loss of optimality. To demonstrate the tightness of the Mtτ = nj =1 LP relaxation FDSP, the next section provides an algorithm for solving the dual of FDSP. We then show that the resulting dual has an optimal solution with a complementary primal solution that is feasible for DSP, and therefore optimal. We note that this reformulation and dual solution approach follow that shown in [6].

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