Operational Gaming - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080308708, 9781483136974

Operational Gaming

1st Edition

An International Approach

Editors: Ingolf Ståhl
eBook ISBN: 9781483136974
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1983
Page Count: 342
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Operational Gaming: An International Approach focuses on various research on this method of systems analysis. The text points out the value of this method in decision making, planning, and in the implementation of policies. The book presents a survey that highlights the connection of experimental gaming, game theory, and operational gaming. The value of gaming as a balancing method in assessing multifaceted computer models, most notably about their assumptions on human behavior, is noted. The book also offers an overview of gaming in other countries, such as Bulgaria, Soviet Union, and Japan, and discusses the international transfer of games, taking into consideration the variance in the transfer processes in every economic system. Some of those identified as affecting the international transfer of games include currencies, tax regulations, and institutional differences. The text also highlights the value of operational gaming, the promotion of its use, and how international cooperation is valuable in its advancement. The book can serve as a reference for those involved in decision making and implementation of policies.

Table of Contents

I. Introduction

II. Gaming: A State-of-the-Art Survey

III. Towards a Taxonomy and Theory of Operational Gaming

a. What is Operational Gaming?

b. A Contribution to the Typology of Games

c. Elements of a Theory of Gaming

IV. Overview of Gaming in Various Countries

a. Management Simulation Games: A Comparative Study of Gaming in the Socialist Countries

b. Gaming in the USSR

c. A Review of Gaming Activities in Japan

V. International Transfer of Games

a. Transferring a Computer-Based Management Game between Capitalist Countries

b. The Transfer of Games Between Socialist Countries

c. Transfer of Gaming Technology: A US-Hungarian Case Study

VI. East-West International Trade Games

a. A US-USSR Trade Game

b. A GDR-UK Trade Game

VII. Gaming for Futures Research and Scenario Generation

a. The Use of Gaming in Futures Research and Public Policy Making

b. Gaming as an Instrument for Futures Research

c. The Role of Gaming and Simulation in Scenario Projects

VIII. Games with Special Purposes in Specific Areas

a. Games for the Control of Large Construction Projects

b. Games for Model Testing: The Case of Water Cost-Allocation Methods

c. Operational Gaming of Cattle Breeding

IX. Development of Operational Games

a. Development of the Conrail Game

b. A Method for Developing Management Simulation Games

X. Size and Realism of Operational Games

a. Small Operational Games—Advantages and Drawbacks

b. The Pursuit of Realism: The Interpretation of Gaming Results Using the Method of Dynamic Similarity

XI. Special Methods in Operational Gaming

a. Operational Research Methods as Decision Aids in Gaming

b. Interactive Man-Computer Dialogues for Determining the Payoff Function of a Game

ΧII. The Prospects for Operational Gaming: A Summary


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