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Volume 2018 (2018), Article ID 7684185, 13 pages
Research Article

Evolutionary Games in the Agricultural Product Quality and Safety Information System: A Multiagent Simulation Approach

1Shandong University of Finance and Economics, Jinan 250014, China
2Qilu University of Technology (Shandong Academy of Sciences), Jinan 250353, China
3College of Management Economic, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Shubing Guo

Received 10 May 2017; Revised 25 December 2017; Accepted 24 January 2018; Published 7 March 2018

Academic Editor: Peter Giesl

Copyright © 2018 Xin Su et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper aims at identifying the key factors to maintain the quality and safety of agricultural products in the agricultural product quality and safety information system (APQSIS). Based on the theoretical framework of information entropy and complexity, this paper uses the dynamic evolutionary game model and the multiagent modeling and simulation to discuss the APQSIS agents’ equilibrium strategies and the effects of their interactive behaviors on the APQSIS evolutionary stability with asymmetric information. The results show that the governmental supervision and intermediary organizations are significant to assuring agricultural product quality and safety (APQS) as well as the effective transmission of APQS information in stable environments with low complexity.