An Initial Study of Agent Interconnectedness and In-Group Behaviour

F. Jordan Srour, Neil Yorke-Smith*

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Abstract

This paper asks whether agent-based simulation can give insight into social factors surrounding corrupt behaviour in a technical process. The specific case study adopted, for studying the effects of social interconnectedness on corrupt behaviours, is the domain of maritime customs. Taking our previously-developed agent-based simulation, we add to the simulation a nuanced model of actor relatedness, consisting of clan, in-group (sect), and town of origin, and encode selected behavioural norms associated with these factors. Using the simulation, we examine the effects of social interconnectedness on domain performance metrics such as container outcomes, time, revenue, coercive demands, and collusion. Initial results confirm that as actor interconnectedness increases, established policies to combat corruption, such as process re-engineering, become less effective.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMulti-Agent Based Simulation XVIII - International Workshop, MABS 2017, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsGraçaliz Pereira Dimuro, Luis Antunes
PublisherSpringer
Pages105-120
Number of pages16
Volume10798 LNAI
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-91587-6
ISBN (Print)9783319915869
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2018
Event18th International Workshop on Multi-Agent Based Simulation, MABS 2017 - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 8 May 201712 May 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10798 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference18th International Workshop on Multi-Agent Based Simulation, MABS 2017
CountryBrazil
CitySao Paulo
Period8/05/1712/05/17

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