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Partner choice and cooperation in networks [electronic resource] : theory and experimental evidence / Aljaz Ule.

Author/Creator:
Ule, Aljaž.
Publication:
Berlin : Springer, 2008.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (212 p.)
Edition:
1st ed. 2008.
Series:
Lecture notes in economics and mathematical systems ; 598.
Lecture notes in economics and mathematical systems ; 598
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Subjects:
Cooperation.
Social networks.
Cooperativeness.
Social conflict.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Cooperation is beneficial but may be hard to achieve in situations where the selfish interests of individuals conflict with their common goal, such as in sharing of goods, help, knowledge or information, in trade and pollution negotiations, and in exploitation of common resources. The standard models of such "social dilemmas" assume that the individuals are obliged to participate in the dilemma. These models fail to capture an important element of human interaction: that people are in general free to select their interaction partners. In this book a social dilemma with partner selection is introduced and studied with the methods of formal game theory, experimental economics and computer simulations. It allows exploration of simultaneous dynamics of the network structure and cooperative behavior on this structure. The results of this study show that partner choice strongly facilitates cooperation and leads to networks where free-riders are likely to be excluded.
Contents:
Motivation and Outline
Basic Concepts of the Theories of Games, Networks and Markov Chains
The Network Dilemma Game
Cooperation in Finitely Repeated Network Dilemma Games
Exclusion and Cooperation in Experiments
Dynamics of Partner Choice and Cooperation.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-281-17940-X
9786611179403
3-540-73016-8
OCLC:
233973287
Publisher Number:
10.1007/978-3-540-73016-3 doi