An Agent-Based Study on the Relationship Between Tiao-kuai Structure and Fragmentation Phenomenon of Crisis Governance

  • Yun-Feng WangEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9752)


The relationship between fragmentation phenomenon and Tiao-kuai structure is a basic problem of Chinese crisis governance. An agent-based model is developed which has two actors, namely local government and internal bureaucracy agency. It sets capability utilization mode according to the relative bargaining power in urgent environment. After events randomly fall into their respective responsibility field, actor deals with events within ability field. Then the completion rate of utility filed events is calculated to evaluate the fragmentation degree. With exogenous capability allocation and utilization mode, Monte Carlo simulation experiments show that: (1) the fragmentation could be generated by the simplest Tiao-kuai structure; (2) the fragmentation seems inevitable in most cases; (3) local government should pay more attention on capacity allocation instead of utilization mode, but internal agency should keep eyes on both of them; (4) The best choice is equal distribution of capability no matter under which kind of utilization mode.


Fragmentation Tiao-kuai structure Crisis governance Agent-based computational organization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Economics and ManagementTongji UniversityShanghaiChina

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