Title: Strategy development by operational gaming

Authors: Johannes M. Dathe

Addresses: Managing Director, Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft mbH, Postfach, D-8012 Ottobrunn, Federal Republic of Germany

Abstract: After a discussion of some useful applications of game theory for obtaining insight into the mechanics of competition, experiences with war gaming methodology are presented. Details are given of REMUS, a three-party game on environmental issues. The results from it were just as positive as those gained with operational gaming in Japan. When it is understood that a learning process is involved in the introduction of strategic management in a company, it becomes obvious that operational gaming is the proper tool for it.

Keywords: operational gaming; game theory; command and control cycle; environmental issues; management decision games; strategy planning; strategic management; war gaming; strategic management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1988.025986

International Journal of Technology Management, 1988 Vol.3 No.5, pp.529 - 542

Available online: 26 May 2009 *

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