Dynamics of Organizations
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From American Association for Artificial Intelligence

Dynamics of Organizations

Computational Modeling and Organizational Theories

Edited by Alessandro Lomi and Erik R. Larsen

An introduction to the use of computer simulation in studying organizational behavior.

AAAI Press

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An introduction to the use of computer simulation in studying organizational behavior.

An organization is more than the sum of its parts, and the individual components that function as a complex social system can be understood only by analyzing their collective behavior. This book shows how state-of-the-art simulation methods, including genetic algorithms, neural networks, and cellular automata, can be brought to bear on central problems of organizational theory related to the emergence, permanence, and dissolution of hierarchical macrostructures. The emphasis is on the application of a new generation of equation- and agent-based computational models that can help students of organizations to reformulate their basic research questions starting from assumptions about how to link—rather than separate—different levels of organizational analysis.

Paperback

$9.75 S | £7.99 ISBN: 9780262621526 352 pp. | 9 in x 6 in

Editors

Alessandro Lomi

Alessandro Lomi is Professor of Organizational Theory and Behavior at the School of Economics, University of Bologna.

Erik R. Larsen

Erik R. Larsen is Professor of Management at City University Business School, London.