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Understanding how organisations make decisions is a crucial step towards understanding organisations. Seeing organisations as a place of structure and rationality led to unsatisfying results. The "Garbage Can Model of Organizational Choice" of Cohen, March, and Olsen (1972), fundamental to behaviouristic organisational theory, looks at "organized anarchies"… (More)
An important issue regarding the deeper understanding of social and organisational phenomena is the interaction and the linkage between micro and macro layers. The micro-macro-link deals with the emergent aggregation of processes and actions on the micro-level and with structures , rules and roles on the macro-level. This paper presents recent results of… (More)
Die Tagung richtet sich in gleichem Maße an Wissenschaftler wie auch Praktiker, die sich über den aktuellen Stand der Arbeiten auf dem Gebiet der GeNeMe in-formieren möchten.
This paper introduces a new direction in formalizing sociological models. Sociological theories are a field of application for computer science, hence sociologists describe a theory in informal ways. These theories are transformed into computational models which can be studied and investigated with formal methods. We have chosen to formalize a common model… (More)