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CoopNet: A Social, P2P-Like Simulation Model to Explore Knowledge-Based Production Processes

By Edoardo Mollona, Gian Paolo Jesi and Matteo Vignoli


A prevalent claim is that we are in a knowledge economy, where firms can be viewed as networks of knowledge nodes interacting together. In this work, we propose a social, P2P-like simulation model, CoopNet, to investigate how networking and organizational mechanisms interact to affect the emergent cooperation of workers. More specifically, we examine how (i) distinct reward mechanisms and (ii) distinct mobility assumptions on workers\u2019 combine to influence cooperation. As a result, we highlight the role of co-workers selection and the continuity of working relationships as alternative mechanisms to foster cooperation within intra-organizational network

Topics: Knowledge economy, Agent-based, Self-emergent, Cooperation, Peer-to-peer
Publisher: 'Springer Science and Business Media LLC'
Year: 2013
DOI identifier: 10.1007/978-3-319-00395-5_85
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