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Emergence of Organizations out of Garbage Can Dynamics (version 1.1.1)

The Garbage Can Model of Organizational Choice (GCM) is a fundamental model of organizational decision-making originally propossed by J.D. Cohen, J.G. March and J.P. Olsen in 1972. In their model, decisions are made out of random meetings of decision-makers, opportunities, solutions and problems within an organization.
With this model, these very same agents are supposed to meet in society at large where they make decisions according to GCM rules. Furthermore, under certain additional conditions decision-makers, opportunities, solutions and problems form stable organizations. In this artificial ecology organizations are born, grow and eventually vanish with time.

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Release Notes

This code has been used to generate the results expounded in:
Fioretti G. and Lomi A. (2020) Emergence of Organizations out of Garbage Can Dynamics. Working Paper.

Version Submitter First published Last modified Status
1.1.1 Guido Fioretti Sun Apr 26 12:54:56 2020 Sun Apr 26 12:54:56 2020 Published Peer Reviewed
1.0.0 Guido Fioretti Mon Apr 20 22:44:34 2020 Mon Apr 20 22:44:34 2020 Published

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