Computational Analysis of FirmsĘ Organization and Strategic Behaviour

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-06-23
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Management and organization theories have, in the years, developed rich methodological paraphernalia to test hypotheses. This book addresses possible applications of computer simulation to theory building in management and organizational theory.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Boxesp. vii
List of Tablesp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Why and How: Using Computer Simulation for Theory Development in Social Sciences
The Use of Computer Simulation in Strategy and Organization Researchp. 3
Computational Modelling and Social Theory-The Dangers of Numerical Representationp. 36
Devices for Theory Development: Why Using Computer Simulation If Mathematical Analysis Is Available?p. 69
Mix, Chain and Replicate: Methodologies for Agent-Based Modeling of Social Systemsp. 106
Computer Simulation for Theory Development in Strategy and Organization Theory
The Dynamics of Firm Growth and Resource Sharing in Corporate Diversificationp. 123
Revisiting Porter's Generic Strategies for Competitive Environments Using System Dynamicsp. 152
Rivalry and Learning among Clustered and Isolated Firmsp. 171
Organization and Strategy in Banksp. 193
Changing Roles in Organizations: An Agent-Based Approachp. 211
Rationality Meets the Tribe: Recent Models of Cultural Group Selectionp. 231
How to Build Agent-Based Computer Models of Firms
An Agent-Based Methodological Framework to Simulate Organizations or the Quest for the Enterprise: jES and jESOF, Java Enterprise Simulator and Java Enterprise Simulator Open Foundationp. 247
From Petri Nets to ABM: The Analysis of the Enterprise's Process to Model the Firmp. 280
Contributorsp. 311
Indexp. 315
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