Evolution of cooperation and discrimination in software development

Eckert, Daniel and Janko, Wolfgang and Mitlöhner, Johann (2004) Evolution of cooperation and discrimination in software development. Working Papers on Information Systems, Information Business and Operations, 05/2004. Institut für Informationsverarbeitung und Informationswirtschaft, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna.


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Software development projects typically involve repeated interactions among several groups of people. This setting seems well suited for an analysis by means of the standard-model of the evolution of cooperation, the Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma. Computer simulations of a population of stochastic reactive strategies show that the existence of intergroup discrimination can be modeled endogeneously as a result of noise due to misperception of the opponent's move. (author's abstract)

Item Type: Paper
Keywords: evolution / software development / discrimination / cooperation /
Divisions: Departments > Informationsverarbeitung u Prozessmanag. > Informationswirtschaft
Depositing User: Repository Administrator
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2004 13:20
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2019 00:41
URI: https://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/1672


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