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Publications

Agent-Based Computational Modeling

  1. “Toward a Complexity Theory of Entrepreneurship,” Journal of Business Venturing, 2003, 23 pages.
  2. Social Order-Creation Instability Dynamics: Heterogeneous Agents and Fast-Motion Science—on the 100th Anniversary of Bénard’s Dissertation,” Journal of Bioeconomics, 2003, 16 pages.
  3. Postmodernism vs. Truth in Management Theory.” In Ed Locke, (ed.), Post: Modernism & Management: Pros, Cons, and Alternatives. Amsterdam, NL: Elsevier, 2003, 28 pages.
  4. Situated Learning Theory: Adding Rate and Complexity Effects via Kauffman’s NK Model” (Y. Yuan, 1st author). Resubmitted to Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences, December 2002, 20 pages.
  5. Foundations of New Social Science: Institutional Legitimacy from Philosophy, Complexity Science, Postmodernism, and Agent-based Modeling.” Presented at the National Academy of Sciences Colloquium—Adaptive Agents, Intelligence and Emergent Human Organization: Capturing Complexity Through Agent-Based Modeling, October, 5-6, 2001. (33 page version)
  6. Model-Centered Organization Science Epistemology.” In J. A. C. Baum (ed.), Companion to Organizations, Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 2002, 752–780, + Glossary of Epistemology Terms, 889–898.
  7. “On the Agent-Modeling of Emergence: Some Scaling Propositions” (Benyamin Bergmann Lichtenstein 1st author). Working paper, University of Hartford, CT, January 2002.
  8. Foundations of New Social Science: Institutional Legitimacy from Philosophy, Complexity Science, Postmodernism, and Agent-based Modeling.” Presented at the National Academy of Sciences Colloquium—Adaptive Agents, Intelligence and Emergent Human Organization: Capturing Complexity Through Agent-Based Modeling, October, 5-6, 2001. (33 page version)
  9. Toward a Model-Centered Strategy Science: More Experiments, Less History.” In R. Sanchez and A. Heene (eds.), Research in Competence-Based Management. Greenwich CT: JAI Press, 2000: 217–253.
  10. Self-Organization, Complexity Catastrophes, and Microstate Models at the Edge of Chaos.” In J. A. C. Baum and B. McKelvey (eds.), Variations in Organization Science: In Honor of Donald T. Campbell. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1999, 279–307.
  11. Avoiding Complexity Catastrophe in Coevolutionary Pockets: Strategies for Rugged Landscapes,” Organization Science, 10, 1999, 294–321.
  12. Complexity vs. Selection Among Coevolutionary Firms,” Comportamento Organizacionale Gestão, 4, 1998, 17–59.
  13. What is Theory? Really: Toward a Model-Centered Organization Science.” Working paper, July 1998, 26 pages.
  14. Complexity vs. Selection: Retuning Kauffman’s ‘Tunable’ Landscape.” Working paper, June 1997, 32 pages. [Accepted at Organization Science but #8 (below) was substituted instead—simpler.]
  15. Quasi-natural Organization Science,” Organization Science, 8, 1997, 351–381.