Journal of Management & Governance

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 219–223 | Cite as

Bruce Edmonds, Cesareo Hernandez, Klaus Troitzsch (eds): Social Simulation Technologies, Advances and New Discoveries

IGI Global, 2007, 378 pp, $180,00, ISBN-10: 1599045222, ISBN-13: 978-1599045221
  • Walter Quattrociocchi
Reviews and Overviews

Why reviewing a book on social simulation?

Modelling and Simulating complex phenomena is a task that, during the last years, is more and more growing attention from different scientific fields thanks also to the availability of new instruments and approaches.

Our world is populated with complex independent entities which interact in complex ways; in many cases the interaction between entities cannot be sufficiently modelled without including a large amount of details.

The agent based simulation approach to modelling allows to more efficiently design interacting entities than equation based, statistical or other methodologies in use.

In particular, social simulation can be seen as a more detailed modelling approach which has the useful capability to divide and represent phenomena into separate but interacting chunks (Edmonds 2003).

In this book the authors present a selection of research papers from the field of social simulation providing to researchers, scholars and business men a...


Evolutionary Stable Strategy Multi Agent Social Simulation Technical Trading Minority Game 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LABSS, ISTC-CNRRomeItaly

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