From words to models : a bibliometric approach to designing agent-based models in entrepreneurship

Shim, Jaehu, Bliemel, Martin, & Choi, Myeonggil (2014) From words to models : a bibliometric approach to designing agent-based models in entrepreneurship. In 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 1 – 5 August 2014, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA.


Agent-based modeling and simulation (ABMS) may fit well with entrepreneurship research and practice because the core concepts and basic premises of entrepreneurship coincide with the characteristics of ABMS. However, it is difficult to find cases where ABMS is applied to entrepreneurship research. To apply ABMS to entrepreneurship and organization studies, designing a conceptual model is important; thus to effectively design a conceptual model, various mixed method approaches are being attempted. As a new mixed method approach to ABMS, this study proposes a bibliometric approach to designing agent based models, which establishes and analyzes a domain corpus. This study presents an example on the venture creation process using the bibliometric approach. This example shows us that the results of the multi-agent simulations on the venturing process based on the bibliometric approach are close to each nation’s surveyed data on the venturing activities. In conclusion, by the bibliometric approach proposed in this study, all the agents and the agents’ behaviors related to a phenomenon can be extracted effectively, and a conceptual model for ABMS can be designed with the agents and their behaviors. This study contributes to the entrepreneurship and organization studies by promoting the application of ABMS.

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ID Code: 75996
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
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Keywords: Agent-based Modeling, Simulation, ABMS, Bibliometric Approach, Mixed Method Approach
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Entrepreneurship (150304)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 08 Sep 2014 23:05
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2014 18:07

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