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Governing the local networks in Indian agrarian societies-an MAS perspective

Udayaadithya, A and Gurtoo, Anjula (2013) Governing the local networks in Indian agrarian societies-an MAS perspective. In: Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, 19 (2). pp. 204-231.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10588-013-9152-3


In a networked society, governing advocacy groups and networks through decentralized systems of policy implementation has been the interest of governance network literature. This paper addresses the topic of governing networks in the context of Indian agrarian societies by taking the case example of a welfare scheme for the Indian rural poor. We explore context-specific regulatory dynamics through the situated agent based architectural framework. The effects of various regulatory strategies that can be adopted by governing node are tested under various action arenas through experimental design. Results show the impact of regulatory strategies on the resource dependencies and asymmetries in the network relationships. This indicates that the optimal feasible regulatory strategy in networked society is institutionally rational and is context dependent. Further, we show that situated MAS architecture is a natural fit for institutional understanding of the dynamics (Ostrom et al. in Rules, games, and common-pool resources, 1994).

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory
Publisher: Springer
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Keywords: Governance Networks; Nodal Governance; Situated MAS; APREGS; Regulatory Strategies
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Management Studies
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2013 06:23
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2013 06:23
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/46779

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