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R&D Subsidization Effect and Network Centralization: Evidence from an Agent-Based Micro-Policy Simulation
By: Pierpaolo Angelini, Giovanni Cerulli, Federico Cecconi, Maria-Augusta Miceli, Bianca Potì, Volume 20 (4)
Abstract: This paper presents an agent-based micro-policy simulation model assessing public R&D policy effect when R&D and non-R&D performing companies are located within a network. We set out by illustrating the behavioural structure and the computational logic of the proposed model; then, we provide a simulation experiment where the pattern of the total level of R&D activated by a fixed amount of public support is analysed as function of companies’ network topology. More specifically, the suggested simulation experiment shows that a larger “hubness” of the network is more likely accompanied with ...

An Agent-Based Model of Firm Size Distribution and Collaborative Innovation
By: Inyoung Hwang, Volume 23 (1)
Abstract: ICT-based Collaborative innovation has a significant impact on the economy by facilitating technological convergence and promoting innovation in other industries. However, research on innovation suggests that polarization in firm size distribution, which has grown since the early 2000s, can interfere with collaborative innovation among firms. In this paper, I modelled firms’ decision-making processes that led to collaborative innovation as a spatial N-person iterated Prisoner’s dilemma (NIPD) game using collaborative innovation data from Korean ICT firms. Using an agent-based model, I expe ...