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Role of trust in a self-organizing pharmaceutical supply chain model with variable good quality and imperfect information

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We present an Agent-Based Model (hereafter ABM) for a pharmaceutical supply chain operating under conditions of weak regulation and imperfect information, exploring the possibility of poor quality medicines and their detection. Our interest is to demonstrate how buyers can learn about the quality of sellers (and their medicines) based on previous successful and unsuccessful transactions, thereby establishing trust over time. Furthermore, this network of trust allows the system itself to evolv...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.18564/jasss.3984

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Sociology
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-0301-7057
Publisher:
SimSoc Consortium
Journal:
Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation More from this journal
Volume:
22
Issue:
2
Article number:
5
Publication date:
2019-03-31
Acceptance date:
2019-02-05
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ISSN:
1460-7425
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pubs:983021
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uuid:e71d9031-2460-4f30-93e8-44f36c133cd1
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pubs:983021
Source identifiers:
983021
Deposit date:
2019-03-18

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