A Dynamic Agent-Based Analysis for the Environmental Impacts of Conventional and Novel Book Retailing

@inproceedings{MINGX2009ADA,
  title={A Dynamic Agent-Based Analysis for the Environmental Impacts of Conventional and Novel Book Retailing},
  author={U MINGX and Y BRADENALLENB and A N D R A M Z Y K A H H A T J U N B E U M K I M},
  year={2009}
}
  • M I N G X U, B R A D E N A L L E N B Y, J U N B E U M K I M, A N D R A M Z Y K A H H A T
  • Published 2009
The dynamics of an e-commerce market and the associated environmental impacts from a bottom-up perspective using an agent-based model is explored. A conceptual meta-theory from psychology is adopted to form the behavioral rules of artificial consumers choosing different methods of buying a book, including conventional bookstores, e-commerce, and a proposed self-pick-up option. Given the energy and emissions savings that result from a shift to e-commerce from bookstore purchase, it appears that… CONTINUE READING

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