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Board wargames for decision making research

Board wargames for decision making research
Board wargames for decision making research
This paper discusses some aspects of a game for research into decision making. From our experience with commercial board wargames, we identify six requirements for a research game, and three requirements for its control. The Organisational Control Game, a wargame which we have developed, is shown to satisfy the requirements. The Superior Commander system is used to control the game, and the importance of the dummy task is discussed. We conclude that commercial board wargames can be adapted to examine decision making scientifically, we offer some guidelines for game development, and we consider extensions to other contexts, particularly those related to business games.
0377-2217
36-41
Cooper, Dale F.
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Klein, Jonathan
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Cooper, Dale F.
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Klein, Jonathan
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Cooper, Dale F. and Klein, Jonathan (1980) Board wargames for decision making research. European Journal of Operational Research, 5 (1), 36-41. (doi:10.1016/0377-2217(80)90071-5).

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This paper discusses some aspects of a game for research into decision making. From our experience with commercial board wargames, we identify six requirements for a research game, and three requirements for its control. The Organisational Control Game, a wargame which we have developed, is shown to satisfy the requirements. The Superior Commander system is used to control the game, and the importance of the dummy task is discussed. We conclude that commercial board wargames can be adapted to examine decision making scientifically, we offer some guidelines for game development, and we consider extensions to other contexts, particularly those related to business games.

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Published date: 1980

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Local EPrints ID: 42678
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/42678
ISSN: 0377-2217
PURE UUID: 0285ba53-879c-4734-9f4c-470d3efa9354

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Date deposited: 09 Feb 2007
Last modified: 13 Mar 2019 21:11

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Author: Dale F. Cooper
Author: Jonathan Klein

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