Tutorial on NK model

Xie, Yancong & Zhang, Meng (2016) Tutorial on NK model. In Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2016), 28 June - 1 July 2016, Chiayi, Taiwan.

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NK model, proposed by Kauffman (1993), is a strong simulation framework to study competing dynamics. It has been applied in some social science fields, for instance, organization science. However, like many other simulation methods, NK model has not received much attention from Management Information Systems (MIS) discipline. This tutorial, thus, is trying to introduce NK model in a simple way and encourage related studies. To demonstrate how NK model works, this tutorial reproduces several Levinthal’s (1997) experiments. Besides, this tutorial attempts to make clear the relevance between NK model and agent-based modeling (ABM). The relevance can be a theoretical basis to further develop NK model framework for other research scenarios. For example, this tutorial provides an NK model solution to study IT value cocreation process by extending network structure and agent interactions.

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ID Code: 95563
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: NK model, Agent-based Modeling, IT value cocreation, Tutorial
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Facilities: Science and Engineering Centre
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Yancong Xie and Meng Zhang
Deposited On: 15 May 2016 23:32
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2016 05:20

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