GEO: An Individual-Scoring Business Simulation


  • Precha Thavikulwat


Computerized business simulations that score teams are common, but business simulations that score individuals who may work in teams are uncommon. Scoring individuals is advantageous because it avoids the incentive for free riding associated with giving individuals credit towards grades for the performance of the team, as well as the bias associated with summative peer ratings when ratings are used to address free-riding concerns. But scoring individuals is hard for the computerized simulation because the computerized simulation must track the actions of each individual participant if it is to supply everyone an individualized performance score.