Agent-Based Simulation of Organizational Behavior: New by Davide Secchi, Martin Neumann

By Davide Secchi, Martin Neumann

The target of this e-book is to illustrate how Agent-Based Modelling (ABM) can be utilized to reinforce the examine of social supplier, organizational habit and organizational administration. It derives from a workshop, subsidized through the Society for the learn of synthetic Intelligence and the Simulation of habit (AISB), held at Bournemouth collage enterprise institution in 2014 on “Modelling Organizational habit and Social Agency”. The contents of this e-book are divided into 4 topics: views, Modeling Organizational habit, Philosophical and Methodological standpoint, and Modeling prepared Crime and Macro-Organizational Phenomena.

ABM is a specific and complex form of desktop simulation the place the focal point of modeling shifts to the agent instead of to the method. this permits for advanced and extra life like representations of truth, facilitating an cutting edge socio-cognitive point of view on organizational reviews. The editors and contributing authors declare that using ABM may well dramatically extend our knowing of human habit in organisations. this is often made attainable as a result of (a) the computational strength made to be had via technological developments, (b) the relative ease of the programming, (c) the facility to borrow simulation practices from different disciplines, and (d) the facility to illustrate how the ABM procedure sincerely allows a socio-cognitive standpoint on organizational complexity.

Showcasing contributions from teachers and researchers of varied backgrounds and self-discipline, this volumes presents an international, interdisciplinary perspective.

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36 • • • • G. Fioretti others, but for most organizations fads come and go with little or no effect on performance. Quite often management fads leave catchphrases and labels behind them, which persist insofar they are not terribly harmful. ” Quite many features appear as necessary consequences of the features that are actually selected (Gould & Lewontin, 1979). These additional features do not arise because they are immediately useful, although they might be employed once they are available. By analogy with triangular spaces that arose out of the need to place a circular dome on a square basement of churches, which eventually provided unplanned opportunities for paintings, this sort of additional features is called spandrels.

In organizational ecologies, neutral evolution has a counterpart in management fads. Some fads may be beneficial for some organizations or disruptive for 3 Olivetti provides an apparently contrary example, since it used to be a producer of typing machines that did attempt to produce personal computers. However, this could only happen because its visionary leader, Adriano Olivetti, being aware of the opposition that computers would face by the typing machines people, set out a separate division.

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