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Acknowledgements: We want to thank the Santa Fe Institute for providing the venue where these ideas were initially discussed and much of the work was done. We are especially grateful to John Padgett, organizer of the States and Markets group at SFI for his support and insights. We have benefited from comments from the audience at seminars We are indebted to(More)
Acknowledgements: We want to thank the Santa Fe Institute for providing the venue where these ideas were initially discussed and much of the work was done. We are especially grateful to John Padgett, organizer of the States and Markets group at SFI for his support and insights. We have benefited from comments from the audience at seminars are indebted to(More)
and the anonymous JMR reviewers for their helpful comments. Social needs play an important role in the purchase of conspicuous goods. In this article, the authors extend traditional economic models to accommodate social needs, such as desire for uniqueness and con-formism, and examine their implications for pricing conspicuous goods. First, in the context(More)
Comments are encouraged. Please do not cite or reference without permission. Abstract This study examines the influence of the structure and composition of a firm's alliance network on its exploratory innovation. In a longitudinal investigation of 77 telecommunications equipment manufacturers, I find the technological diversity of a firm's alliance partners(More)
O nline information servers that provide access to diverse databases where users can search for, browse through, and download the information they need have been rapidly increasing in number in the past few years. Online vendors have traditionally charged users for information on the based on the length of the time they were connected to the databases. With(More)
Gold–style language learning is a formal theory of learning from examples by algorithmic devices called learning machines. Originally motivated by child language learning, it features the algorithmic synthesis (in the limit) of grammars for formal languages from information about those languages. In traditional Gold–style language learning, learning(More)
The effective practice of supply chain management (SCM) is crucial to improve corporations' competitive advantage. Many corporations have built simulation models to facilitate the application of simulation in designing, evaluating, and optimizing their supply chain. Traditionally, a supply chain involves only a single enterprise with multiple facilities and(More)
In this paper we solve some of the open problems in [19]. We also give partial solutions to some other open problems in the book. In particular we show that the collection of classes of languages that can be identified on " noisy " text (i.e. a text which may contain some elements which are not in the language being learned) strictly contains the collection(More)