Berro, Alain and Leroux, Isabelle (2006) A simulation of strategic bargaining within biotechnology clusters. In: Handbook of Research on Nature Inspired Computing for Economics and Management Rennard, Jean-Philippe (ed.) Information Science Reference. Chapter XXIII. pp. 335-351. ISBN 978-1591409847

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This chapter introduces artificial life as a mean of exploring strategic relations dynamics between firms and local authorities within a local biotechnology cluster. It argues that artificial life, combined with a conception of bioclusters as complex adaptative systems, offers a significant approach to understanding the co-evolution of strategies and the potential vulnerability of such systems. The simulation model involves firms and local government administrations which negotiate to share a quasi-rent, and which, to this end, use strategies which are to a greater or lesser extent sophisticated or opportunistic. The results show that the firms adjust their bargaining strategies according to their assessment of gains which might be collectively generated. The results also bring to light that the local authorities play a regulatory role against opportunism and that they are the key players in local coordination. Stemming from these simulations, the authors develop new promising avenues of theoretical and empirical research.

Item Type: Book Section
Language: English
Date: 2006
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: cluster, biotechnology, strategic bargainings, complex adaptative system, artificial life, firms, local authorities
Divisions: Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2018 13:47
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2021 15:58
OAI Identifier: BibTeX_BeLe2006.4
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