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Effects of structural and behavioral strategies toward the environmentally conscious society: agent-based approach

  • Keiko Zaima
Part of the Agent-Based Social Systems book series (ABSS, volume 1)

Summary

This paper is intended as an investigation of effects of two kinds of environmental strategies using agent-based simulation. One is structural strategy to firms such as negative sanction to environmentally non-improving firms and positive sanction to improving firms. The other is behavioral strategy to consumers such as communication to modify ways of action. The results showed that behavioral strategy was also very important for the environmental policy design.

Key words

Environmental strategy Social dilemma Agent-based model 

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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Keiko Zaima
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  1. 1.College of CommerceSenshu UniversityKawasaki, KanagawaJapan

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