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Modeling and simulation of the cascading failure of R&D network considering the community structure

Jingbei Wang, Naiding Yang, Yanlu Zhang and Yue Song

Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 2019, vol. 522, issue C, 43-53

Abstract: Considering that network community might have a profound effect on the cascading failure of R&D network, we generate the weighted scale-free R&D network and quantify the network community through network modularity Q. Afterwards, we propose the cascading failure model of R&D network based on SIR-CA model, and analyze the special effects on the cascading failure of R&D network through numerical simulation. The simulation results show that network modularity Q has a U-shaped effect on the robustness of R&D network, there is a negative correlation between the delay effect and the robustness of R&D network. Additionally, we verify that overlapping firms have more significant influence than those firms with the same degree and K-shell on the robustness of R&D network. This paper reveals the law of cascading failure of R&D network considering the network community, which is of practical significance to enhance the robustness of R&D network, and enrich the theory of dynamics of the network community.

Keywords: R&D network; Cascading failure; Network community; SIR-CA model (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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