Computational organisation theory

Computational organisation theory involves understanding organisational processes by means of computer simulation. It considers organisations as complex adaptive systems where the processes of organising are linked to factors such as structural interdependencies among organisational subunits and individual behaviour. Both intra-organisational issues (e.g., relationship between organisational structure and performance characteristics) and inter-organisational processes (e.g., firm strategy and competition dynamics) are of interest to this session.

Examples related to computational organisation theory include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Organisational design
  • Organisational networks
  • Firm behaviour and supply chain dynamics
  • Learning in organisations
  • Competition dynamics
  • Organisational routines and generative explanations of organisational performance
  • Team behaviour
  • Aggregation problems in organisational systems
  • Behavioural operations research
  • Coevolution of individual and structure
  • Computational models of strategy
  • Evolutionary approaches to organisations

Both theoretical and methodological perspectives, as well as applications to real contexts are of interest. Diverse computational approaches are welcome (e.g. agent-based modelling, dynamic simulation, hybrid models (DES-ABM), etc.)



  • Cesar Garcia-Diaz
    Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
  • Iris Lorscheid
    University of Applied Sciences Europe, Germany

List of presentations

AuthorsTitleType of SubmissionPresentation Time
Maarten Jensen and Frank DignumDrug Trafficking as Illegal Supply Chain - A Social SimulationFull paper30 min
Aleksandra L. Mashkova and Olga A. SavinaSimulation Model of Financial Flows for Information Support of Corporate Financial Management Extended abstract15 min
Fumiko Kumada and Setsuya KurahashiInfluences of Faultlines on Organizational PerformanceExtended abstract15 min
Soungmin YuAgent-based model and empirical data integration in architectural design methodology for corporate officesExtended abstract15 min