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IJMABS special issue on Simulation

IJMABS (Journal of Markets and Business Systems) special issue on Simulation

The International Journal of Markets and Business Systems (a pretty new Journal edited by Inderscience - details here http://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijmabs) is proud to announce a Special Issue dedicated to “computer modeling, business games and scenario analysis”.

Send us your manifestation of interest to submit a paper by initially providing our Guest Editor Stefano Armenia (Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.) with an extended abstract (max 1 to 2 pages) of the work you would intend to develop for such a special issue.

 

CALL FOR PAPER (SPECIAL ISSUE OF IJMABS)

Visionary entrepreneurship in complex worlds: Computer modeling, business games and scenario analysis.

Aim:

The aim of the call is to (1) advance knowledge (2) stimulate innovative theorizing and (3) facilitate discussion and connections about the following topics:

  • Learning and teaching entrepreneurship through business games
  • Cases of utilization of computer modeling for scenario analysis.
  • Dealing with organizational complexity with computer-based scenario analysis 
  • Dealing with environmental complexity with computer-based scenario analysis
  • Using business game for experimental approach to internal corporate entrepreneurship

Building computer model to run simulation experiments in virtual environments provides a strong tool to support scenario-based analysis of long-term sustainability of business ideas (Delauzun and Mollona, 1999) as well as support decision making through the so-called model-based governance (Armenia et al., 2013). Computer-aided process of deduction goes far beyond the human capability to appreciate long-term consequences of strategic decisions. Thus, computer simulation support entrepreneurs interpreting complex patterns of behavior such as peaks and lowest point, oscillations with different characteristics and changes in rates of growth or decline (Sterman, 2000).

 

The call encourages submission of papers that address:

  1. Learning/teaching entrepreneurship through business games
  2. Utilization of computer modeling for scenario analysis.
  3. Organizational complexity with computer-based scenario analysis 
  4. Environmental complexity with computer-based scenario analysis
  5. Business game as experimental test-bed for internal corporate entrepreneurship

We especially welcome papers that present business games and computer models or that report cases of utilization of these tools for education or as supports for entrepreneurial decision-making.

 

References

  • Armenia S., Carlini C., Onori R., Saullo A. P., “Policy Modeling as a new area for research: perspectives for a Systems Thinking and System Dynamics approach?”, in Proceedings of the Business Systems Laboratory - 2nd International Symposium, 2014, Rome (Italy).
  • Delauzun, F. and Mollona E.. 1999. “Introducing System Dynamics to BBC World Service. An insider perspective”; Journal of Operational Research Society, 50:364-371.
  • Sterman, J.D. 2000. “Business Dynamics: Systems thinking and modeling for a complex world”. McGraw Hill.

 

Names of proponents

  • Stefano Armenia - University of Roma “La Sapienza”, Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.
  • Edoardo Mollona – University of Bologna , Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.

 

Keywords

System Dynamics, Computer simulation, Scenario Analysis, Business games, Learning environment, Strategic Intelligence, Policy Modelling, Model-based governance.

 

(see pdf file: http://www.systemdynamics.it/images/CFP/IJMABS_special_issue_on_Simulation.pdf)