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The Roots of ABMS

Michael J. North and Charles M. Macal

in Managing Business Complexity: Discovering Strategic Solutions with Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172119
eISBN:
9780199789894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172119.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter presents the history of agent-based modeling and simulation (ABMS) including John Conway's “Game of Life”, Thomas Schelling's housing segregation model, and John Holland's seven features ... More


Epilogue

Ash Amin and Patrick Cohendet

in Architectures of Knowledge: Firms, Capabilities, and Communities

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253326
eISBN:
9780191698125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253326.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Organization Studies

This chapter begins with a brief summary of the discussions in the preceding chapters. It then discusses the necessity of building a cognitive platform for multidisciplinary debate in economics and ... More


The Business of Economics

John Kay

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292227
eISBN:
9780191596520
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292228.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The first section of the book is concerned with how economics is, and should be used, in business. It stresses that the value of economics lies in being able to provide us with a better understanding ... More


Can There Be a Science of Business?

John Kay

in The Business of Economics

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292227
eISBN:
9780191596520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292228.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter is concerned with whether there can be such a thing as a science of management. It explains some of the issues involved in turning management from a subject based on the assertions of ... More


Business School 2.0: Can the Contemporary Scientific–Educational Complex Educate the Manager of the Future?

Mihnea C. Moldoveanu and Roger L. Martin

in The Future of the MBA: Designing the Thinker of the Future

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195340143
eISBN:
9780199851775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340143.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter discusses why MBA academics and training programs do not address the problem of producing the high-value decision maker. It traces the problem to the sociology of the basic disciplines ... More


Conclusion and Solution: Integrating the Knowledge Traditions and Building a Science of Management

in Creating New Knowledge in Management: Appropriating the Field's Lost Foundations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770750
eISBN:
9780804778374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770750.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

Drawing on the ideas of Mary Parker Follett and Chester Barnard, this chapter assesses the prospects for a science of management that understands integration per se, and particularly the processes by ... More


Introduction and Problem: No Institution of Management Knowledge

in Creating New Knowledge in Management: Appropriating the Field's Lost Foundations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770750
eISBN:
9780804778374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770750.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

The business school and the management academy are institutions charged with the task of developing the science and profession of management, but do not do so and have not organized themselves to do ... More


The Private Argument between Chester Barnard and Herbert Simon about the Boundaries of Management Science

in Creating New Knowledge in Management: Appropriating the Field's Lost Foundations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770750
eISBN:
9780804778374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770750.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter examines Chester Barnard's epistemology for a management science and his argument with Herbert Simon, founder of organization science. Simon separated research from experience, thus ... More


The Bounded Rationality of Cold War Operations Research

Paul Erickson, Judy L. Klein, Lorraine Daston, Paul Rebecca, Thomas Sturm, and Michael D. Gordin

in How Reason Almost Lost Its Mind: The Strange Career of Cold War Rationality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226046631
eISBN:
9780226046778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226046778.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Cold War military needs for cost-effective readiness induced a mathematical construction of rationality while simultaneously binding that rationality with computational reality. In 1947 in an effort ... More


Chester Barnard's Science of Responsible Experience

in Creating New Knowledge in Management: Appropriating the Field's Lost Foundations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770750
eISBN:
9780804778374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770750.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter offers an interpretation of Chester Barnard, who co-founded management science along with Mary Parker Follett. Barnard began with a structure dubbed “formal organization,” which he ... More


Learning to Crawl: The Rapid Rise of Music Industry Education

Mike Jones

in The Business of Music

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235286
eISBN:
9781846312717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235286.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines academic courses in music industry education and the character they should take. It examines the views of the government and the industry itself and compares them with those of ... More


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