Bocanet, Anca (2010) Modeling and Simulating the Exploration-Exploitation Dynamics in Complex Environments. [Tesi di dottorato] (Unpublished)

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Item Type: Tesi di dottorato
Lingua: English
Title: Modeling and Simulating the Exploration-Exploitation Dynamics in Complex Environments
Date: 30 November 2010
Number of Pages: 173
Institution: Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Department: Ingegneria economico-gestionale
Scuola di dottorato: Ingegneria industriale
Dottorato: Science and technology management
Ciclo di dottorato: 23
Coordinatore del Corso di dottorato:
Date: 30 November 2010
Number of Pages: 173
Uncontrolled Keywords: exploration-exploitation, NK model
Settori scientifico-disciplinari del MIUR: Area 09 - Ingegneria industriale e dell'informazione > ING-IND/35 - Ingegneria economico-gestionale
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2011 08:52
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2014 19:46


In today’s complex fast moving business environment, organizational learning has been said to be a key factor for success (Nonaka, 1991). Within the organizational learning research, finding a trade-off between exploration and exploitation has been proposed as a way to survive in a complex, competitive environment. March’s (1991) seminal paper is a go-to citation for anybody talking about exploration and exploitation - a framing which has become key and frequently present and has even found its way into the titles of hundreds of papers. Many attempts to replicate and extend the original model have been proposed, but none considered the complexity of the external environment. Consequently, the dissertation aims to extend March’s exploration-exploitation model (1991) by modelling the external environment as an NK Landscape (Kauffman, 1993) and understanding in this way the co-evolution of the background in which organizations and individuals perform.


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