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000226487 245__ $$aStructuring socio-technical complexity in infrastructure systems: an agent-based model
000226487 260__ $$c2016
000226487 269__ $$a2016
000226487 336__ $$aJournal Articles
000226487 520__ $$aIn this paper we demonstrate how agent-based modelling can be used to understand the emergence of a new infrastructure system, more specifically, a biogas infrastructure in the Netherlands. The innovative element in our modelling approach is the use of MAIA (modelling agent systems using institutional analysis), a meta-model for agent-based modelling of socio-technical systems, to conceptualise and gain insights into the complexity of infrastructure systems. Through our agent-based simulation model we were able to see how the BioNet infrastructure might evolve over three decades, under various conditions of social norms and institutions. We found that current social norms and institutions allow agricultural biogas production to be economically feasible without any subsidies. The simulations also reveal low expected returns on investment and significant risks for farmers in biogas projects.
000226487 6531_ $$aagent-based modelling
000226487 6531_ $$acomplexity
000226487 6531_ $$aconceptualisation
000226487 6531_ $$asocial simulation
000226487 6531_ $$abiogas infrastructure
000226487 6531_ $$ainstitutional analysis
000226487 700__ $$0248579$$aVerhoog, Reinier$$g249756
000226487 700__ $$aGhorbani, Amineh
000226487 700__ $$aHardi, Esther E.
000226487 700__ $$aDijkema, Gerard P.J.
000226487 700__ $$aWeijnen, Margot P.C.
000226487 773__ $$j1$$k1$$q5-21$$tInternational Journal of Complexity in Applied Science and Technology
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