By William B. Rouse, Kenneth R. Boff

From modeling and simulation to video games and entertainmentWith contributions from leaders in platforms and organizational modeling, behavioral and social sciences, computing and visualization, and gaming and leisure, Organizational Simulation either articulates the grand imaginative and prescient of immersive environments and indicates, intimately, find out how to know it. This e-book bargains unheard of perception into the innovative of the sector, because it was once written via those that really researched, designed, constructed, deployed, advertised, offered, and critiqued latest most sensible organizational simulations.The assurance is split into 4 sections:* creation outlines the necessity for organizational simulation to aid strategic pondering, layout of exceptional platforms, and organizational studying, together with the performance and expertise required to let this help* Behaviors covers the country of information of person, staff, and workforce behaviors and function, how functionality can top be supported, how functionality is stricken by nationwide variations, and the way organizational functionality can top be measured* Modeling describes the newest techniques to modeling and simulating humans, teams, groups, and businesses, in addition to narrative contexts and organizational environments during which those entities act, drawing from a wealthy set of modeling tools and instruments* Simulations and video games illustrates quite a lot of fielded simulations, video games, and leisure, together with the tools and instruments hired for designing, constructing, deploying, and comparing those platforms, in addition to the social implications for the linked groups that experience emergedAddressing all degrees of organizational simulation structure with theories and functions, and permitting applied sciences for every, Organizational Simulation deals scholars and execs the top-rated reference and sensible toolbox for this dynamic box.

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These would include, but not be limited to, addressing financial questions and problems, identifying deficiencies, and anticipating the impact of integrated information on the business process. To make all this work, interaction is needed, face-to-face interactions with people who have questions and problems, and with wellinformed management team members who have the latest financial information. One could then measure the success of an organizational simulation in this area by seeing the decreased frequency of new questions and problems as well as the number of business process simplifications identified and implemented.

R. Bowen Loftin is the Executive Director of the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, Professor of Computer Science, and Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering at Old Dominion University. S. A. D. in Physics from Rice University. Since 1983, Dr. Loftin, his students, and coworkers have been Contributors xxxv exploring the application of advanced software technologies, such as artificial intelligence and interactive, three-dimensional computer graphics, to the development of training and visualization systems.

Prior to this position his many responsibilities included working for the Defense Modeling and Simulation Office, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Defense Advanced Projects Agency, and the DoD Education Activity. He has co-authored a number of books on human factors and training and has served as a human factors and training specialist on numerous Defense, Navy, and Federal science boards and task forces and technical institute advisory boards. He continues to use his international experience and knowledge as a technical expert and analyst on NATO’s human factors, training, and biomedical programs by serving as a delegate to the NATO Human Factors and Medical Panel.

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