TY - THES N1 - Accompanied software can be downloaded from http://sourceforge.net/projects/act-rbot/ ID - cogprints5285 UR - http://cogprints.org/5285/ A1 - Helmhout, Dr. Ing. Martin / J.M. Y1 - 2006/11// N2 - 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). PB - University of Groningen KW - social construction multi-agent systems act-r semiotics organisational behaviour TI - The Social Cognitive Actor AV - public ER -