Book

Managing Business Complexity

Michael J. North and Charles M. Macal

Published in print April 2007 | ISBN: 9780195172119
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199789894 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172119.001.0001
Managing Business Complexity

Show Summary Details

Preview

Agent-based modeling and simulation (ABMS) — a way to simulate a large number of choices by individual actors — is one of the most exciting practical developments in business and government modeling since the invention of relational databases. It represents a new way to understand data and generate information that has never been available before — a way for businesses and governments to view the future and to understand and anticipate the likely effects of their decisions on their markets, industries, and territories. It thus promises to have far-reaching effects on the way that businesses and governments in many areas use computers to support practical decision-making. This book has three purposes: first, to teach readers how to think about ABMS, that is, about agents and their interactions; second, to teach readers how to explain the features and advantages of ABMS to other people; and third, to teach readers how to actually implement ABMS by building agent-based simulations. It aims to be a complete ABMS resource and also provides a complete collection of ABMS business and government applications resources.

Keywords: ABMS; markets; industries; territories; computer support; agents; modeling; simulation; business applications; government applications

Book.  368 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Business Strategy

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »


Table of Contents

The Challenge in Managing Business Complexity

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

The ABMS Paradigm in Managing Business Complexity

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Agents Up Close in Managing Business Complexity

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

The Roots of ABMS in Managing Business Complexity

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

The Role of ABMS in Managing Business Complexity

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Discovering Agents and Agent Behaviors in Managing Business Complexity

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Office ABMS in Managing Business Complexity

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

How to Do Desktop ABMS in Managing Business Complexity

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

How to Do Participatory ABMS in Managing Business Complexity

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

How to Do Large-Scale ABMS in Managing Business Complexity

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

See all items in Oxford Index »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.