Beyond Garbage Can
Morgan, G.P. & Carley, K.M. (2012). "Using multiple interacting computational models and multiple network modalities to predict the performance of the firm" Presented at the 32nd Sunbelt Conference, Redondo Beach, CA
Both structural network analyses and computational models have provided powerful explanations for the performance of the firm and its members. Relatively few cognitively plausible computational models have been informed by network data, and of those few, they have tended to operate and predict behavior only at a single level of granularity. This work examines how to evaluate organizational performance both as a single cohesive 'firm' and as a collection of individuals operating in a dynamic context. The combined insights of these two views may provide a more powerful and more useful insight into the organization as a whole.