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Material flow dynamics in the automotive industry in Germany – an agent based approach


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  • Frank Beckenbach

    (Department of Economics, University of Kassel)

  • Norman Voss

    (Department of Economics, University of Kassel)

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    In this paper we present a methodology for assessing material flow dynamics and their regulation by including the level of suppliers, producers, consumers and waste treatment in the automotive industry and by combining economic and technological features of their activities. Given the complexity of these processes in terms of time and agency we use a multi-agent approach for such an analysis.

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    Paper provided by University of Kassel, Institute of Economics in its series papers on agent-based economics with number 2.

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    Length: 15 pages
    Date of creation: Sep 2010
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    Handle: RePEc:kas:poabec:2010-10

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    Keywords: mulit-agent modelling; automotive industry; automotive; Germany; region; dynamic; waste; analysis; complexity;

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