Agent-based simulation as a component of mixed methods in entrepreneurship research

Shim, J (2015) Agent-based simulation as a component of mixed methods in entrepreneurship research. In Davidsson, Per (Ed.) Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference 2015 Proceedings, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, pp. 901-903.

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As a new research method supplementing the existing qualitative and quantitative approaches, agent-based modelling and simulation (ABMS) may fit well within the entrepreneurship field because the core concepts and basic premises of entrepreneurship coincide with the characteristics of ABMS (McKelvey, 2004; Yang & Chandra, 2013). Agent-based simulation is a simulation method based on agent-based models. The agentbased models are composed of heterogeneous agents and their behavioural rules. By repeatedly carrying out agent-based simulations on a computer, the simulations reproduce each agent’s behaviour, their interactive process, and the emerging macroscopic phenomenon according to the flow of time. Using agent-based simulations, researchers may investigate temporal or dynamic effects of each agent’s behaviours.

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ID Code: 87034
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Agent-based, Mixed Methods, Entrepreneurship Research
ISBN: 9780646933788
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 2015 please consult Jaehu Shim.
Deposited On: 31 Aug 2015 04:41
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2015 09:45

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