Fat-Tailed Fluctuations in the Size of Organizations: The Role of Social Influence

@article{Mondani2014FatTailedFI,
  title={Fat-Tailed Fluctuations in the Size of Organizations: The Role of Social Influence},
  author={Hernan Mondani and Petter Holme and Fredrik Liljeros},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2014},
  volume={9}
}
  • Hernan Mondani, Petter Holme, Fredrik Liljeros
  • Published 2014
  • Computer Science, Medicine, Physics
  • PLoS ONE
  • Organizational growth processes have consistently been shown to exhibit a fatter-than-Gaussian growth-rate distribution in a variety of settings. Long periods of relatively small changes are interrupted by sudden changes in all size scales. This kind of extreme events can have important consequences for the development of biological and socio-economic systems. Existing models do not derive this aggregated pattern from agent actions at the micro level. We develop an agent-based simulation model… CONTINUE READING

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