Professor in Political Science and Computer and Information Science

David Lazer

network structure

Journal Article
Publication date: 
08/2012
Authors: 
Allan Friedman
David Lazer

Whether as team members brainstorming or cultures experimenting with new technologies, problem solvers communicate and share ideas. This paper examines how the structure of communication networks among actors can affect system-level performance. We present an agent-based computer simulation model of information sharing in which the less successful emulate the more successful.

Keywords: 
network structure
exploration
exploitation
computational social science
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