Dominance in Online Business Games Competitions


  • Ricardo R. S. Bernard
  • Moises Pacheco De Souza


Research concerning performance in business games has strongly demonstrated the persistence of the results as long as the simulations progress. The dominance of the leader companies starts in the earlier period and progress until at the end of the simulation. This paper extends previous studies by using business simulation competitions administrated on line. The goal is to verify if the dominance still remains in competition environments. Academic and general competitions were used involving manufacturing and retailing simulations. Results show that the dominance remains in all analyzed competitions. However, no different levels of dominance were found in terms of type of competition or simulators. Present results add external validity to previous studies about dominance in business games.