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Extending Participatory Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping with a Control Nodes Methodology: a case study of the development bio-based economy in the Humber region, UK

Lloyd, D, Penn, A, knight, C, Chalkias, G and Velenturf, A (2016) Extending Participatory Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping with a Control Nodes Methodology: a case study of the development bio-based economy in the Humber region, UK In: Environmental Modeling with Stakeholders. Springer International Publishing. ISBN 9783319250519

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Abstract

Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping (FCM) is a widely used participatory modeling methodology in which stakeholders collaboratively develop a cognitive map (a weighted, directed graph), representing the perceived causal structure of their sys- tem. FCM can be an extremely useful tool to enable stakeholders to collaborative- ly represent and consolidate their understanding of the structure of their system. Analysis of an FCM using tools from network theory enables the calculation of “control configurations” for the system; subsets of system factors which if con- trolled could be used to drive the system to any given state. We have developed a technique that allows us to calculate all possible, minimally-sized control configu- rations of a stakeholder-generated FCM within a workshop context. In order to evaluate our results in terms of real world “controllability,” stakeholders score all factors on the basis of their ability to influence them, allowing us to rank the con- figurations by their potential local controllability. This provides a starting point for discussions about effective policy, or other interventions from the specific perspective of regional actors and decision makers. We describe this methodology and report on a participatory process in which it was tested: the construction of an FCM focusing on the development of a bio-based economy in the Humber region (UK) by key stakeholders from local companies and organizations. Results and stakeholder responses are discussed in the context of our case study, but also, more generally, in the context of the use of participatory modeling for decision making in complex socio-ecological-economic systems.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects : Mathematics
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Mathematics
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Lloyd, DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Penn, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
knight, CUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Chalkias, GUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Velenturf, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 31 March 2016
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Additional Information : © 2016 Springer International Publishing. Full text not available from this repository.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 Mar 2016 15:03
Last Modified : 16 Mar 2016 15:03
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/810227

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