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Agent-Based Models of Industrial Clusters and Districts

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  • Guido Fioretti

    (University of Bologna)

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Agent-based models, an instance of the wider class of connectionist models, allow bottom-up simulations of organizations constituted byu a large number of interacting parts. Thus, geogrfaphical clusters of competing or collaborating firms constitute an obvious field of application. This contribution explains what agent-based models are, reviews applications in the field of industrial clusters and focuses on a simulator of infra- and inter-firm communications.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Urban/Regional with number 0504009.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: 28 Apr 2005
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpur:0504009

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Keywords: Agent-based models; industrial clusters; industrial districts;

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  1. Fioretti, Guido, 2010. "Trajectories in Physical Space out of Communications in Acquaintance Space: An Agent-Based Model of a Textile Industrial District," MPRA Paper 24902, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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