@phdthesis{cogprints5285, month = {November}, title = {The Social Cognitive Actor}, school = {University of Groningen}, author = {Dr. Ing. Martin / J.M. Helmhout}, year = {2006}, note = {Accompanied software can be downloaded from http://sourceforge.net/projects/act-rbot/}, keywords = {social construction multi-agent systems act-r semiotics organisational behaviour}, url = {http://cogprints.org/5285/}, abstract = {Multi-Agent Simulation (MAS) of organisations is a methodology that is adopted in this dissertation in order to study and understand human behaviour in organisations. The aim of the research is to design and implementat a cognitive and social multi-agent simulation model based on a selection of social and cognitive theories to fulfill the need for a complex cognitive and social model. The emphasis of this dissertation is the relationship between behaviour of individuals (micro-level) in an organisation and the behaviour of the organisation as a whole (macro-level). } }