IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

Simulation Games Usage for Decision Support: Example of the Near Beer Game


  • Jovana Zoroja

    () (Faculty of Economics and Business, Zagreb, Croatia)

  • Matea Majdandzic

    () (Faculty of Economics and Business, Zagreb, Croatia)


Simulation games present valuable pedagogical tool in many different areas, e. g. education, finance, production, sales, supply chain, and employment process. The main reason for their usage is that theoretical knowledge is not enough to understand the business processes. Simulation games improve learnig, since they actively involve participants in virtual world and encourage them to apply theoretical knowledge and facilitate their understanding of business processes. Use of simulation games is increasing every year, especially in students’ and managers’ education, as they enable participants to acquire new skills and learn how to make decision through practice. Involvement in simulation games, enable participants to learn how to make decisions, how to improve their decisions through analysis and feedback at the end of the game, without any consequences. The goal of the paper is to describe simulation games and their role in decision making process. In this paper, we want to show how simulation games can support and improve decision making process at the example of The Near Beer Game.

Suggested Citation

  • Jovana Zoroja & Matea Majdandzic, 2016. "Simulation Games Usage for Decision Support: Example of the Near Beer Game," International Journal of Digital Technology and Economy, Algebra University College, vol. 1(2), pages 97-106, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:alg:jijdte:v:1:y:2016:i:2:p:97-106

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    1. Tal Ben-Zvi & Thomas C. Carton, 2007. "From Rhetoric to Reality: Business Games as Educational Tools," INFORMS Transactions on Education, INFORMS, vol. 8(1), pages 10-18, September.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:alg:jijdte:v:1:y:2016:i:2:p:97-106. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Robert Kopal). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.