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On the Scope of Gaming


  • Martin Shubik

    (Yale University)


Gaining and simulation mean different things to different people. Currently there exist separate schools of individuals working on interrelated but basically different areas. Each has its own special goals and terminology. Yet there is a sufficient overlap among them that it is important to clarify the common and different interests and terminology. The general topic of gaming is ripe for an examination to see to what extent there exists a basic methodology and theory of gaming. This paper addresses itself, in part, to this problem. Different types of games and different purposes are discussed. It is stressed that there is not one validation problem but many validation and specification problems which must be addressed if professional standards are to be attained.

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  • Martin Shubik, 1972. "On the Scope of Gaming," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 18(5-Part-2), pages 20-36, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:inm:ormnsc:v:18:y:1972:i:5-part-2:p:20-36

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    1. Oderanti, Festus Oluseyi & De Wilde, Philippe, 2010. "Dynamics of business games with management of fuzzy rules for decision making," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 128(1), pages 96-109, November.

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