Information Flows and Networks II

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Conclusion

In many organizational settings agents experience an excess of connections in the local informational network neighborhood. This topic discusses a crucial correction that should be applied to the rationalist information exchange perspectives in such situations. Traditional models paint individuals as overly perfect data-processing units, ignoring the importance of the costs of informational overload. Such costs, however, clearly plague the cognitive functioning of Homo sapiens. Accordingly, we aimed to present one abstraction of the mechanisms that might lie at the core of the knowledge overload phenomenon.

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