Accession Number : ADA331332

Title :   Synthetic Economies: The Application of Distributed Interactive Computing Environments-for Policy and Management Decision Making

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : White, Richard H. ; Chaturvedi, Alok ; Smith, Edward F. ; Clover, Robert ; Mehta, Shailendra

PDF Url : ADA331332

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : This paper explains how distributed, interactive computing can be used to assist decision makers to investigate alternative courses of action in complex, dynamic business and policy environments. The military's use of computer generated synthetic battlefields for training is the metaphor; the creation of synthetic economies within which to practice policy and management prerogatives is the goal. Exposition proceeds by example, while methodological excursions and underlying theory are provided in supporting appendices.

Descriptors :   *DECISION MAKING, *ECONOMETRICS, *DISTRIBUTED INTERACTIVE SIMULATION, POLICIES, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, VIRTUAL REALITY, DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS, ECONOMIC MODELS.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE