2016 年 35 巻 2 号 p. 121-124
We use the “ranking” everywhere. For example, top sales best10, good university top10, etc. And the result of technology/business innovations are also reported as ranking, share top 10, super computer speed ranking, and so on.
Now, What is the ranking itself ?
Our investigation to know the characteristics of the ranking shows that the ranking consists of five groups, 1.Primitive Ranking, 2.Social Ranking, 3.Anthropogenic Ranking, 4.Compound Ranking and 5.Rhetoric Ranking. And our investigation also shows that our behaviors are controlled by the ranking, like homo economics model. So we show a new human model, named “homo ranking”.
Then some suggestions for using the ranking for innovation are considered.