Time and the Meta-Compostional Elements of Business Simulations


  • Jeremy Hall


Instead of exploring how real-world time is replicated in a business simulation this paper explores how time impacts meta-compositional design where meta-composition is the structural elements of the simulation that are independent of the real-world situation modelled. The paper explores business simulation as a time-based systems dynamics process and the temporal aspects of meta-composition structural design.
The concepts explored by the paper are illustrated using a business simulation designed for company training use where there is a the need for relevant and necessary cognitive processing (learning) and a short duration (time) that limits cognitive load. The paper focuses on the temporal aspects of the learning process, learning effectiveness and learning efficiency.