Intelligent agent framework for modelling the evolution of small and medium sized enterprises

Karen Blackmore, Terence Bossomaier, Denise Jarratt, Keith Nesbitt

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Abstract

Small and medium sized enterprises constitute a major component of the Australian economy. In fact in 2000- 2001 they accounted for up to 91% of all businesses and provided 80% of all private sector employment [1]. Therefore many service industries are interested in the growth and potential of the small and medium business sector. However, modelling these enterprises is difficult because of their small size, and individual natures. One largely untried approach is to use agent-based modelling. Agent frameworks have become a powerful tool for modelling complex, interacting systems. This is a result of an agent-based systems capacity to handle nonlinear systems, their inherent flexibility and their ability to learn and adapt as the model evolves.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEighth Australian and New Zealand intelligent information systems conference(ANZIIS 2003)
EditorsBrian C Lovell, Duncan A Campbell, Clinton B Fookes, Anthony J Maeder
Place of PublicationQueensland
PublisherQueensland University of Technology
Pages345-350
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)1741070392
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventAustralian and New Zealand Intelligent Information Systems Conference - Sydney, Australia, Australia
Duration: 10 Dec 200312 Dec 2003

Conference

ConferenceAustralian and New Zealand Intelligent Information Systems Conference
Country/TerritoryAustralia
Period10/12/0312/12/03

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