Title: Agent-based modelling and simulation of task execution and coordination in distributed organisations: the psychosocial dynamic interaction perspective

Authors: Haibin Liu; Yufang Cheng; Qinghe Bo

Addresses: Collaborative Innovation Center for Aviation Economy Development, Zhengzhou University of Aeronautics, The No. 15 West of Wenyuan Road, New District Zhengzhou, Henan, China ' Collaborative Innovation Center for Aviation Economy Development, Zhengzhou University of Aeronautics, The No. 15 West of Wenyuan Road, New District Zhengzhou, Henan, China ' China Research Institute of Information and Communication, The No. 52 North of Huayuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China

Abstract: The research presents a psychosocial dynamic model of members' commitment to perform local tasks and global tasks under a distributed context. Based on theory of planned behaviour, we explore how local task self-efficacy and IT self-efficacy evolve with a computational model. The simulation results of the aerospace industry show that the organisation will emerge to a non-balanced state of development. Moreover, sites which form the distributed organisation will evolve to the independent locations in the end. For overcoming these situations, the study proposes a strategy - 'resisting foreign aggression home safe'. Moreover, a high rate of global tasks accomplishment can be achieved by improving members' IT self-efficacy, which brings in more communication and coordination between separated sites. For distributed organisations, the higher and the lower coordination are not rewarding, while the high local task self-efficacy and the moderate IT self-efficacy are beneficial.

Keywords: distributed organisations; self-efficacy; theory of planned behaviour; TPB; agent-based model; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSPM.2018.095877

International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, 2018 Vol.13 No.6, pp.604 - 621

Available online: 18 Oct 2018 *

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