Accession Number:

AD0611870

Title:

COMPUTER SIMULATION MODELS FOR ORGANIZATION THEORY,

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Corporate Author:

TUFTS UNIV MEDFORD MASS

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Report Date:

1964-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

A theoretical discussion is presented on the utilization of computers in analyzing organization theory. The computer simulation model is considered a novel and unique theoretical tool. Three aspects of the model are considered the structure of the initial nucleus from which the model is refined and elaborated the substantive elements or building blocks of which the model is constructed and the language in which the model is couched. The process of testing and revising the computer model, and its relationship to empirical data, is discussed. A four-stage testing process is outlined internal testing, initial tests of ad hoc validity, tests of extended validity or generalizability, and process evaluation.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE