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Advances in Psychological Science    2020, Vol. 28 Issue (2) : 368-380     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2020.00368
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Application of computational modeling in organizational behavior research
LI Jingjing1,ZHANG Jian1(),TIAN Huirong1,Jeffrey B. VANCOUVER2
1 Donlinks School of Economics and Management, University of Science and Technology Beijing 100083, China
2 Department of Psychology, Ohio University Athens, OH 45701, USA
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Computational modeling applies the regulations and rules of mathematics. It can be used to assess the inconsistency of theory and empirical results, integrate and develop theories, and represent complex, nonlinear, and non-recursion organizational behavior phenomena. However, computational models have not been used much in organizational behavior research. Using complex network analysis and a literature review, this study introduced three widely used computational modeling approaches (i.e., agent-based, system dynamics, and cellular automata) and the topics and types of research questions these computational models address. Computational modeling can help researchers to explore new research fields, change the theoretical pattern of organizational behavior, and support and development the existing research achievements. This study is a tutorial manual of computational modeling in organizational behavior research.

Keywords computational modeling      organizational behavior      nonlinear      non-recursive      circular causality     
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Corresponding Authors: Jian ZHANG     E-mail: zhangj67@manage.ustb.edu.cn
Issue Date: 25 December 2019
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Jingjing LI,Jian ZHANG,Huirong TIAN, et al. Application of computational modeling in organizational behavior research[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2020, 28(2): 368-380.
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