The social cognitive actor: a multi-actor simulation of organisations

M. Helmhout

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Multi-Agent Simulation (MAS) of organisations is a methodology that is adopted in this dissertation in order to study and understand human behaviour in organisations. The aim of the research is to design and implementat a cognitive and social multi-agent simulation model based on a selection of social and cognitive theories to fulfill the need for a complex cognitive and social model. The emphasis of this dissertation is the relationship between behaviour of individuals (micro-level) in an organization and the behaviour of the organization as a whole (macro-level).
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Groningen
  • Gazendam, Hendrik, Supervisor
  • Jorna, Rients, Supervisor
Award date30-Nov-2006
Print ISBNs9789053351000, 9053351000
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Simulatie, Sociale attituden, Cognitieve processen, Multicri
  • programmatuurontwikkeling
  • organisatiesociologie, organisatiepsychologie, 54.52


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