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JACIII Vol.18 No.4 pp. 616-623
doi: 10.20965/jaciii.2014.p0616
(2014)

Paper:

Influence of Payoff in Meta-Rewards Game

Fujio Toriumi*, Hitoshi Yamamoto**, and Isamu Okada***

*Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan

**Faculty of Business Administration, Rissho University, 3-2-16 Osaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-8602, Japan

***Faculty of Business Administration, Soka University, 1-236 Tangi, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-8577, Japan

Received:
July 18, 2013
Accepted:
March 10, 2014
Published:
July 20, 2014
Keywords:
generalized metanorms game, agent-based simulation, public goods game, social media
Abstract

In this paper, we analyze a meta-rewards game which is part of a generalized metanorms game. We theoretically analyze the game and conduct computer simulations on it. We clarify the payoff structure as to the benefit and the cost of reward and meta-reward actions. Whereas the benefit of a meta-reward, which is a rewarding action for the other rewarding actions, should be greater than its cost, it should not be much greater than the benefit of a rewarding action for other cooperative actions. This insight can be applied to the actions of users of social media, and we propose a set of policies for managers of social media services.

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