publication . Article . 2010

SIMBA: A simulator for business education and research

Borrajo, Fernando; Bueno, Yolanda; Pablo, Isidro de; Santos, Begoña; Fernández, Fernando; García, Javier; Sagredo Olivenza, Ismael;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2010 Journal: Decision Support Systems, volume 48, pages 498-506 (issn: 0167-9236, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
Business simulators are used for decision-making since different scenarios can be evaluated without risk. They are also used in business management education. The main goal of this paper is to introduce SIMBA (SIMulator for Business Administration), a new simulator that serves as a web-based platform for business education, permitting both classroom and distance education. This paper also adds a research aspect in business intelligence because SIMBA can be used as a fieldwork tool for the development and evaluation of intelligent agents. The simulator creates a more complex competitive environment in which intelligent agents play the role of business decision ma...
Subjects
free text keywords: Business simulator, Multi-agent systems, Informática, Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Information Systems and Management, Management Information Systems, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Information Systems, Artifact-centric business process model, Simulation, Computer science, Intelligent agent, computer.software_genre, computer, Business decision mapping, Business activity monitoring, Business process modeling, Business intelligence, business.industry, business, Decision support system, Business education
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publication . Article . 2010

SIMBA: A simulator for business education and research

Borrajo, Fernando; Bueno, Yolanda; Pablo, Isidro de; Santos, Begoña; Fernández, Fernando; García, Javier; Sagredo Olivenza, Ismael;