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Applications Of Agent Based Approaches In Business: A Three Essay Dissertation, Shankar Prawesh Jan 2013

Applications Of Agent Based Approaches In Business: A Three Essay Dissertation, Shankar Prawesh

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The goal of this dissertation is to investigate the enabling role that agent based simulation plays in business and policy. The aforementioned issue has been addressed in this dissertation through three distinct, but related essays. The first essay is a literature review of different research applications of agent based simulation in various business disciplines, such as finance, economics, information systems, management, marketing and accounting. Various agent based simulation tools to develop computational models are discussed. The second essay uses an agent-based simulation approach to study important properties of the widely used most popular news recommender systems (NRS). This essay highlights …