Simulating Organizations: Computational Models of Institutions and Groups Review

Simulating Organizations: Computational Models of Institutions and Groups
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Organizational modelling and simulation is a relatively new field and this might explain the fact that there aren't many books about the topic. This is why this is such an important book. Not only does this book tackle the topic of organizational modelling, but the the papers are of the highest qualities. Usually edited books are not as coherent as single author books, but in this case the fact that different chapters were written by different people is an advantage. Each chapter discusses a different modelling technique that is used to explain a different issue. This variety in methods makes the book an excellent reference. I would also recommend 'Dynamics of Organizations' which is also an edited book. However, if you planned to buy just one book, then Simulating Organizations is the one that I would recommend the most.

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The globalization of the economy, increasing number of transnationalorganizations, and rapid changes in robotics, information, and telecommunicationtechnologies are just a few of the factors significantly altering organizationaltime scales, forms, complexity, and environments. Time scales have shrunk, neworganizational forms are emerging, and organizational environments are expanding andmutating at unprecedented rates. Computational modeling affords opportunities toboth understand and respond to these complex changes.Paralleling developments in thephysical sciences, computational modeling is emerging in the social andorganizational sciences. Organizational researchers are using computational modelsto gain insights into organizational phenomena and to explore dynamic processes andconfigurations that are difficult or impossible to investigate with other methods.Many interesting insights have already resulted from this research, such as howgroup cooperation arises or dissipates in social dilemma settings, and how honestyand benevolence affect behavior in a group task. On the practical side,computational modeling is increasingly effective for organizational design,analysis, and reengineering.Although a great deal of work remains to be done, theera is approaching when both theorists and practitioners will routinely statetheories, design organizations, and derive their implications using widely sharedcomputational tools. This volume brings together a range of work from many of theleading researchers in the field.Contributors : Mihai Barbuceanu, Richard Burton,Kathleen Carley, Keith Decker, Edmund Durfee, Mark S. Fox, Natalie Glance, MichaelGruninger, Bernardo Huberman, MinCheol Kang, David Kaplan, Zhiang Lin, MichaelPrietula, Kent Sandoe, Walt Scacchi, Young-pa So, William Wallace, LaurieWeissel.

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