A formal model for emerging coalitions under network influence in humanitarian relief coordination

Kang Zhao, John Yen, Carleen Frances Maitland, Andrea H. Tapia, Louis Marie Ngamassi Tchouakeu

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Abstract

Identifying collaborative projects and forming coalitions for those collaborative projects are important means of coordination for humanitarian relief non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Our previous work revealed that an NGO's evaluation of candidate collaborative projects and subsequent decisions on forming coalitions are influenced by evaluations done by their peers in the NGO network. Based on a social influence model, we propose a formal model to simulate this type of influence for NGO coordination in a network setting. This model incorporates network topology, organization size of NGOs and strength of ties as network influence factors. It will be used to inform the future development of an agentbased simulation for NGOs' coordination in humanitarian relief.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Publication statusPublished - Mar 22 2009
Event2009 Spring Simulation Multiconference, SpringSim 2009 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Mar 22 2009Mar 27 2009

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Other2009 Spring Simulation Multiconference, SpringSim 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period3/22/093/27/09

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  • Modeling and Simulation

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Zhao, K., Yen, J., Maitland, C. F., Tapia, A. H., & Tchouakeu, L. M. N. (2009). A formal model for emerging coalitions under network influence in humanitarian relief coordination. Paper presented at 2009 Spring Simulation Multiconference, SpringSim 2009, San Diego, United States.