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Organizational Simulation by William B. Rouse
Book DescriptionThis title covers topics from modeling and simulation to games and entertainment. With contributions from leaders in systems and organizational modeling, behavioral and social sciences, computing and visualization, and gaming and entertainment, "Organizational Simulation" both articulates the grand vision of immersive environments and shows, in detail, how to realize it. This book offers unparalleled insight into the cutting edge of the field, since it was written by those who actually researched, designed, developed, deployed, marketed, sold, and critiqued today's best organizational simulations.The coverage in this book is divided into four sections. Introduction - it outlines the need for organizational simulation to support strategic thinking, design of unprecedented systems, and organizational learning, including the functionality and technology required to enable this support. Behaviors - it covers the state of knowledge of individual, group, and team behaviors and performance, how performance can best be supported, how performance is affected by national differences, and how organizational performance can best be measured.Modeling - describes the latest approaches to modeling and simulating people, groups, teams, and organizations, as well as narrative contexts and organizational environments within which these entities act, drawing from a rich set of modeling methods and tools. Simulations and Games - illustrates a wide range of fielded simulations, games, and entertainment, including the methods and tools employed for designing, developing, deploying, and evaluating these systems, as well as the social implications for the associated communities that have emerged. Addressing all levels of organizational simulation architecture with theories and applications, and enabling technologies for each, "Organizational Simulation" offers students and professionals the premier reference and practical toolbox for this dynamic field.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780471681632
(240mm x 162mm x 35mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author William B. Rouse
Perspectives on Complex Global Challenges, Paperback (September 2016)
Examines current and prospective challenges surrounding global challenges of education, energy, healthcare, security, and resilience This book discusses issues in large-scale systems in the United States and around the world.
Universities as Complex Enterprises, Hardback (June 2016)
Explores the nature of academic enterprises, including why they work the way they do and where such enterprises are headed, with the goal of gaining insights into where change can and will happen This book looks at universities from a whole-enterprise perspective.
Modeling and Visualization of Complex Systems and Enterprises, Hardback (September 2015)View all books by William B. Rouse
Explains multi-level models of enterprise systems and covers modeling methodology This book addresses the essential phenomena underlying the overall behaviors of complex systems and enterprises. Understanding these phenomena can enable improving these systems.
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Author Biography - William B. Rouse
WILLIAM B. ROUSE, PhD, is Executive Director of the Tennenbaum Institute at Georgia Tech and a professor in the College of Computing and the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Dr. Rouse has over thirty years of experience in the field of individual and organizational performance, decision support systems, and information systems. He has written hundreds of articles and book chapters, and has authored several Wiley books, including Essential Challenges of Strategic Management, and is a coeditor of Handbook of Systems Engineering and Management. He is a Fellow of IEEE, INFORMS, and HFES, as well as a member of the National Academy of Engineering. KENNETH R. BOFF, PhD, is a Chief Scientist of the Human Effectiveness Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, in Dayton, Ohio. His research includes human engineering of complex systems, training, safety, protection, and deployment logistics. He has authored numerous articles and book chapters, and has edited several books. He is a founder and technical director of the Department of Defense Human System Information Analysis Center, and is a founding member and former chair of the DoD Reliance Human-Systems Interface Technology Panel.
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