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J. Kujala and T. Vuorinen, "Design of an agent-based model to simulate governance in inter-organizational project networks," 2017 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM), Singapore, 2017, pp. 1342-1346. doi: 10.1109/IEEM.2017.8290111

Design of an agent-based model to simulate governance in inter-organizational project networks

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Author: Kujala, J.1; Vuorinen, T.1
Organizations: 1Indusrial Engineering and Management, Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.3 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe201804176582
Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2018
Publish Date: 2018-04-17
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Abstract

Agent-based simulation models provide a means of analyzing and understanding the functioning of complex socio-economic systems, which often involve multiple interacting entities and non-linear and stochastic interactions. In such models, agents may be individuals or organizations, characterized by such properties as objectives, values, capabilities and resources. Project networks are temporary inter-organizational networks of heterogeneous actors whose purpose is to accomplish a complex set of tasks and reach shared goals. The variety of actors in project networks and the complexity of their interactions makes agent-based simulation a logical choice for simulating such networks. This paper present a design of an agent-based simulation for simulating governance in project network. Key design principles are introduced, along with practical examples of how specific governance mechanisms can be implemented in the model. Additionally, advantages and challenges of agent-based simulation as a research method is discussed.

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Series: IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
ISSN: 2157-3611
ISSN-E: 2157-362X
ISSN-L: 2157-3611
ISBN: 978-1-5386-0948-4
ISBN Print: 978-1-5386-0947-7
Pages: 1342 - 1346
Article number: 8290111
DOI: 10.1109/IEEM.2017.8290111
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1109/IEEM.2017.8290111
Host publication: Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Singapore 10.-13.12.2017
Conference: IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Singapore 10.-13.12.2017
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 512 Business and management
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