The Creation and Diffusion of Knowledge - an Agent Based Modelling Approach

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dc.contributor.authorAlbuquerque, Emmanuel P. de-
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-31T12:15:37Z-
dc.date.available2021-05-31T12:15:37Z-
dc.date.copyright2021 the Authoren_US
dc.date.issued2021-05-
dc.identifier.other202113-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/12227-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper I propose a novel abstract mechanism for the creation and diffusion of knowledge and use an agent based modelling approach to explore it. The mechanism takes into account the relation between the phenomena that agents attempt to explain and the stocks of knowledge available in a society, be it individually or collectively. I find that the aggregate number of knowledge units in a society increases more slowly, the more naive its inhabitants are. I also find that the proximity between phenomena plays an important role in how often the same knowledge unit can be used. A discussion on agent based models as a means of insight into society is offered.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipScience Foundation Irelanden_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity College Dublin. School of Economicsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Seriesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWP2021/13en_US
dc.subjectAgent-based modellingen_US
dc.subjectCognitive distanceen_US
dc.subjectExploitationen_US
dc.subjectExplorationen_US
dc.subjectInnovationen_US
dc.subjectKnowledge creationen_US
dc.subjectKnowledge diffusionen_US
dc.subjectLearningen_US
dc.subject.classificationB52en_US
dc.subject.classificationC63en_US
dc.subject.classificationD83en_US
dc.subject.classificationO33en_US
dc.titleThe Creation and Diffusion of Knowledge - an Agent Based Modelling Approachen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.statusNot peer revieweden_US
dc.identifier.startpage1en_US
dc.identifier.endpage22en_US
dc.neeo.contributorAlbuquerque|Emmanuel P. de|aut|-
dc.rights.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/en_US
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