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Title: The effects of social networks on choice set dynamics: Results of numerical simulations using an agent-based approach
Authors: Han, Qi
Arentze, Theo
TIMMERMANS, Harry 
JANSSENS, Davy 
WETS, Geert 
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Source: TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART A-POLICY AND PRACTICE, 45(4). p. 310-322
Abstract: Activity-based analysis has slowly shifted gear from the analysis of daily activity patterns to the analysis and modeling of dynamic activity-travel patterns. In this paper, we address one type of dynamics: the formation and adaptation of location choice sets under influence of dyad relationships within social networks. It extends the dynamic model developed in earlier work, which simulates habitual behavior versus exploitation and exploration as a function of discrepancies between dynamic, context-dependent aspiration levels and expected outcomes. Principles of social comparison and knowledge transfer are used in modeling the impact of social networks through information exchange, adaptations of spatial choice sets and formation of common aspiration levels. We demonstrate model properties using numerical simulation with a case study of shopping activities. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Notes: [Han, Qi; Arentze, Theo; Timmermans, Harry] Eindhoven Univ Technol, Fac Architecture Bldg & Planning, Dept Urban Planning, NL-5600 MB Eindhoven, Netherlands. [Janssens, Davy; Wets, Geert] Hasselt Univ, Inst Mobiliteit IMOB, Transportat Res Inst, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. q.han@bwk.tue.nl
Keywords: Social learning; Context dependent; Dynamic behavior; Information exchange; Choice set formation
Document URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/11939
ISSN: 0965-8564
e-ISSN: 1879-2375
DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2011.01.008
ISI #: 000289396800007
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validations: ecoom 2012
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