Networks of Heterogeneous Agents

  • Matthias Müller


Introducing heterogeneous demand of consumers presents without doubt a huge step towards a more realistic consideration of consumer into the analysis of innovation processes. However, the baseline model shown in chapter 4 still over simplifies the capabilities and the behaviour of consumers in various ways. Following the idea of population thinking (see also chapter 2.2) we have to look at the social and economic interactions within the populations of heterogeneous actors.


Network Topology Degree Distribution Network Characteristic Average Path Length Knowledge Diffusion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chair of economics of innovationUniversity of HohenheimStuttgartGermany

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