Models of a Man: Essays in Memory of Herbert A. Simon by Mie Augier, James G. March

By Mie Augier, James G. March

Herbert Simon (1916-2001), during an extended and special occupation within the social and behavioral sciences, made lasting contributions to many disciplines, together with economics, psychology, desktop technological know-how, and synthetic intelligence. In 1978 he used to be offered the Nobel Prize in economics for his study into the decision-making approach inside financial organisations. His recognized booklet The Sciences of the Artificial addresses the consequences of the decision-making and problem-solving techniques for the social sciences.

This publication (the identify is a version at the name of Simon's autobiography, Models of My Life) is a suite of brief essays, all unique, through colleagues from many fields who felt Simon's effect and mourn his loss. blending memory and research, the publication represents "a small acknowledgment of a giant debt."

Each of the greater than 40 participants used to be requested to put in writing concerning the one paintings through Simon that she or he had stumbled on such a lot influential. The editors then grouped the essays into 4 sections: "Modeling Man," "Organizations and Administration," "Modeling Systems," and "Minds and Machines." The individuals contain such popular figures as Kenneth Arrow, William Baumol, William Cooper, Gerd Gigerenzer, Daniel Kahneman, David Klahr, Franco Modigliani, Paul Samuelson, and Vernon Smith. even though they give thought to issues as disparate as "Is Bounded Rationality Unboundedly Rational?" and "Personal memories from 15 Years of per 30 days Meetings," each one essay is a testomony to the legacy of Herbert Simon -- to work out the cohesion instead of the divergences between disciplines.

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