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Managing Business ComplexityDiscovering Strategic Solutions with Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation$
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Michael J. North and Charles M. Macal

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195172119

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172119.001.0001

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The Roots of ABMS

The Roots of ABMS

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(p.45) 4 The Roots of ABMS
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Managing Business Complexity
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Michael J. North (Contributor Webpage)

Charles M. Macal (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172119.003.0004

This chapter presents the history of agent-based modeling and simulation (ABMS) including John Conway's “Game of Life”, Thomas Schelling's housing segregation model, and John Holland's seven features of complex adaptive systems. It also discusses how ABMS is related to important neighboring fields of knowledge and technology such as multi-agent systems, management science, operations research, and network science.

Keywords:   John Conway, Game of Life, Thomas Schelling, John Holland, history, multi-agent systems, management science, operations research, network science

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