In this work we investigate the conditions inuencing the creation of noveltiesand their diusion through networks composed by agents interacting via theexchange of artifacts. By means of simulation we veried that the presence ofstereotyped routines deeply inuences (negatively) the robustness properties ofthe system, whereas the impact of strong spatial limitations or of a particularkind of direct information exchange (a request system) have more complexconsequences, not all aligned to the same direction. None of these results isobvious, nor can it be simply deduced from the qualitative theory. Therefore,the simulations could make possible comparisons between the model behaviorsand the theory claims, indicating new ways of improvement and development
Distributed processes in an agent-based model of innovation / Ansaloni, Luca; Villani, Marco; Lane, David Avra. - STAMPA. - (2009), pp. 201-212. (Intervento presentato al convegno Wivace 2008 tenutosi a Venezia nel 8-10 September 2008) [10.1142/9789814287456_0018].