University of Surrey

Test tubes in the lab Research in the ATI Dance Research

Innovation Networks - A Simulation Approach

Gilbert, GN, Pyka, A and Ahrweiler, P (2001) Innovation Networks - A Simulation Approach Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 4 (3).

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

A multi-agent simulation embodying a theory of innovation networks has been built and used to suggest a number of policy-relevant conclusions. The simulation animates a model of innovation (the successful exploitation of new ideas) and this model is briefly described. Agents in the model representing firms, policy actors, research labs, etc. each have a knowledge base that they use to generate ‘artefacts’ that they hope will be innovations. The success of the artefacts is judged by an oracle that evaluates each artefact using a criterion that is not available to the agents. Agents are able to follow strategies to improve their artefacts either on their own (through incremental improvement or by radical changes), or by seeking partners to contribute additional knowledge. It is shown though experiments with the model's parameters that it is possible to reproduce qualitatively the characteristics of innovation networks in two sectors: personal and mobile communications and biotechnology.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Gilbert, GNn.gilbert@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Pyka, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ahrweiler, PUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 30 June 2001
Related URLs :
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 14:49
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 14:27
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/815025

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year


Information about this web site

© The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom.
+44 (0)1483 300800