Michael J. Prietula and Kathleen M. Carley
In this paper we explored the impact of various Agent trust models and propensity to lie, within the context of a rumor augmented communication structure and environmental volatility. Results demonstrate main effects of volatility, and lying on increasing organizational cost, and a main effect of rumor on decreasing organizational cost. Interactions revealed that rumor attenuates effect of liars. Some effects altered as group size increased.