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USING INTELLIGENT AGENTS TO UNDERSTAND MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND RETAIL PRODUCTIVITY
 

Summary: USING INTELLIGENT AGENTS TO UNDERSTAND
MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND RETAIL PRODUCTIVITY
Peer-Olaf Siebers
Uwe Aickelin
Helen Celia
Chris W. Clegg
School of Computer Science, Automated Scheduling,
Optimisation and Planning Research Group (ASAP)
Centre for Organisational Strategy, Learning & Change,
Leeds University Business School
University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG8 1BB, UK
University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK
ABSTRACT
Intelligent agents offer a new and exciting way of understanding the world of work. In this paper we apply agent-based
modeling and simulation to investigate a set of problems in a retail context. Specifically, we are working to understand the
relationship between human resource management practices and retail productivity. Despite the fact we are working within a
relatively novel and complex domain, it is clear that intelligent agents could offer potential for fostering sustainable
organizational capabilities in the future. The project is still at an early stage. So far we have conducted a case study in a UK

  

Source: Aickelin, Uwe - School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences