Simulating Networks: An Experiment


  • Lin Xi
  • Jiamg Yuan


Simulating artificial social networks has become popular in recent years with new technological developments. However, the adoption of this new framework in this domain needs to be followed with training processes involving various professionals within the field. To facilitate the construction of this framework, one may suggest creating an artificial environment of networks that simulates regional capacity-building networks in different settings. The objective of this paper is therefore to develop and present an analytical framework that enables the creation and deployment of a certain regional capacity-building network in a government context. In order to accomplish this goal, a simulation game was employed and hierarchical cluster analysis was used. Our findings suggest that specific hierarchical and professional profiles within public administration deserve different government training endeavors. Further steps are outlined in order to consolidate a regional capacity-building network in government.