Modelling societal transitions with agent transformation

Schilperoord, Michel, Rotmans, Jan and Bergman, Noam (2008) Modelling societal transitions with agent transformation. Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, 14 (4). pp. 283-301. ISSN 1381-298X

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Abstract

Transition models explain long-term and large-scale processes fundamentally changing the structure of a societal system. Our concern is that most transition models are too static. Although they capture a move of focus from static equilibria to transitions between dynamic equilibria, they are still rooted in an “equilibriumist” approach. Improvement is possible with agent-based models that give attention to endogenous system processes called “transformation processes”. These models can render far more dynamic pictures of societal systems in transition, and are no longer remote from descriptions in the emerging transition literature.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Nora Blascsok
Date Deposited: 11 May 2015 08:22
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2017 09:45
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/53909

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