Relational Methodologies and Epistemology in Economics and Management Sciences, 1st Edition

  • Lucio Biggiero
  • Pier Paolo Angelini
  • Mario Basevi
  • Nunzia Carbonara
  • Antonio Mastrogiorgio
  • Eliano Pessa
  • Enrico Sevi
  • Marco Valente
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 1466697717
  • ISBN-13: 9781466697713
  • DDC: 300
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 485 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released May 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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Overview

This title identifies and presents the four main network-based methodologies including network analysis, Boolean network simulation modeling, artificial neural network simulation modeling, and agent-based simulation modeling in addition to their conceptual-epistemological implications and concrete applications within the social and natural sciences. Featuring a critical assessment of relational methodologies and their practical applications, this reference is ideal for use by corporate R&D departments, researchers, theorists, and graduate-level students.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Table of Contents.
Preface.
Theoretical Aspects.
1: Network Analysis for Economics and Management Studies.
2: NK Simulation Modeling.
3: Neural Network Models: Usefulness and Limitations.
4: Agent-Based Simulation Modeling: Definitions and a Methodological Proposal.
Some Examples of Empirical Applications.
5: A Comparison between International Trade and R&D Collaboration Networks in the European Aerospace Sector.
6: An International Trade Comparison of Two Supposedly Different Sectors: An Investigation on Inter-Sectoral Diversity and Sectoral Trade Stability.
7: A Methodology to Measure the Hierarchical Degree of Formal Organizations.
8: The Role of Proximity in Inter-Organizational Network Evolution: An Application of Actor-Oriented Modeling for Longitudinal Network Analysis.
9: The Role of Knowledge Heterogeneity in Industrial Clusters Knowledge Dynamics: An Application of the Boolean Network Simulation Modeling.
10: Innovations and Organizational Structures.
11: Neural Network Modeling for Organizational Psychology.
12: Knowledge Creation, Growth, and Transfer within Industrial Networks of Practices: The Role of Absorptive Capacity and Direct Centrality.
13: On the Relationships between Connection Modes and Workgroup Performance: The Moderating Role of Group Size and Task Complexity.
14: Knowledge-Driven Agglomeration Processes: An Agent-Based Simulation Study.
Conclusion: Methodological Pluralism and Epistemology between and beyond Relational Methods.
Glossary.
Compilation of References.
About the Authors.
Index.
Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Table of Contents.
Preface.
Theoretical Aspects.
1: Network Analysis for Economics and Management Studies.
2: NK Simulation Modeling.
3: Neural Network Models: Usefulness and Limitations.
4: Agent-Based Simulation Modeling: Definitions and a Methodological Proposal.
Some Examples of Empirical Applications.
5: A Comparison between International Trade and R&D Collaboration Networks in the European Aerospace Sector.
6: An International Trade Comparison of Two Supposedly Different Sectors: An Investigation on Inter-Sectoral Diversity and Sectoral Trade Stability.
7: A Methodology to Measure the Hierarchical Degree of Formal Organizations.
8: The Role of Proximity in Inter-Organizational Network Evolution: An Application of Actor-Oriented Modeling for Longitudinal Network Analysis.
9: The Role of Knowledge Heterogeneity in Industrial Clusters Knowledge Dynamics: An Application of the Boolean Network Simulation Modeling.
10: Innovations and Organizational Structures.
11: Neural Network Modeling for Organizational Psychology.
12: Knowledge Creation, Growth, and Transfer within Industrial Networks of Practices: The Role of Absorptive Capacity and Direct Centrality.
13: On the Relationships between Connection Modes and Workgroup Performance: The Moderating Role of Group Size and Task Complexity.
14: Knowledge-Driven Agglomeration Processes: An Agent-Based Simulation Study.
Conclusion: Methodological Pluralism and Epistemology between and beyond Relational Methods.
Glossary.
Compilation of References.
About the Authors.
Index.