Agent Based Modeling of Organizational Routines

Organizational routines play a central role in innovation, organizational change, and assimilation of new technology. This research uses agent-based simulation to explore how organizational routines form and change over time. For example, we model the formation of networks of individuals who engage in coordinated problem solving; the challenges of forming and adapting routines in complex and changing environments; and the conditions under which routines display inertia or change. This project is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. SES-0924786: "Formation and Dynamics of Organizational Routines" (Co-PIs: Brian Pentland and Kent Miller).

There are two versions of code available: One is a teaching version that does not require matlab, the other is a full research version.