Evolution of cooperation in an incentive based business game environment

Sanat Kumar Bista, Keshav P. Dahal, Peter I. Cowling

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This paper discusses our investigation into the evolution of cooperative players in an online business environment. We explain our design of an incentive based system with its foundation over binary reputation system whose proportion of reward or punishment is a function of transaction value and the player's past history of cooperation. We compare the evolution of cooperation in our setting with non-incentive based environment and our findings show that the incentive based method is more suitable for the evolution of trustworthy players.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Design to Gain a Competitive Edge
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781848002388
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • evolution of cooperation
  • online markets
  • reputation systems
  • trust


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