Application based the hybrid simulation model of a local entrepreneurial network

This article describes a standalone java application developed based on the hybrid simulation model of a local community entrepreneurial network. The hybrid model combines system-dynamic and agent-based approaches. This allows looking at the system from different angles. System dynamics level shows cash flows within each enterprise participating in the network. The agent level shows the system as a whole, allows to draw up and evaluate a strategy for its development, take the synergistic effect into account. Model-based application is built with Anylogic. It contains three screens: setting control parameters, agent level, system-dynamic level. The matrix of local community cash transactions is used as input data. The control parameters allow choosing methods of expanding the network, using surpluses and including additional means of payment. Various control parameters combinations allow making a simulation experiment for choosing a better strategy. The assessment is based on comparison of final indicators and visualizations. The described application can be used to support decision-making for municipality management.

Keywords: hybrid model, simulation modeling, system dynamics, agent-based modeling, java application, entrepreneurial networks, local community, additional means of payment.


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