SbS@UvA Club: Agent-based model of actor negotiation behavior for exploring economic robustness of Industrial Symbiosis

13/12/2019 @ 14:00 – 18:00
2nd and 3rd floor of the UvA Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) Oude Turfmarkt 147 Amsterdam


Kasper Lange from Hogeschool van Amsterdam


Technical conditions and actor behavior both affect the evolution of Industrial Symbiosis Networks (ISNs) that exchange local materials and energy in a Circular Economy. In order to design interventions that shape ISNs toward financiallyrobust exchanges, it is necessary to understand the effects of different actor behaviors during waste exchange negotiations. This study aimed to show to what extent and how the financial robustness of ISNs is influenced by negotiation behavior of ISN firms.We created an agent-based model based on empirical data and literature, in which the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) can be added to a negotiation process. The model showed that the added self-evaluation and feedback to behavioral intention and behavior ofactors is crucial for the stability of ISNs. In addition, model simulations revealed divergent financial results for waste suppliers when we compare different design scenarios, indicating that the model contributes to understanding effects of design interventionsin ISNs. In the future, we will calibrate the model with more empirical evidence, and ex-tend the experiments with other scenarios.

14:00-16:00 : Informal discussions

16:00-17:00 : Plenary lecture

17:00-18:00 : drinks

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About the Friday Club
It’s a weekly informal gathering, where you can bring your issues/projects to discuss, help others to find solutions for their projects, exchange ideas and meet newpeople. The SbS Club opens at 14:00and there is no agenda other than a plenary session from 16:00-17:00, organized by junior scientists (e.g. lectures, discussions, a journal club).