A Review of the Simulation Research in the Academy of Management Journal: Suggestions for Strengthening the Research Conducted by ABSEL Members

Annette L. Halpin


Business simulations are viewed as a tool that can model relationships in the business environment. This paper provides a review of the simulation research published in the Academy of Management Journal from 1964 through 2010. Detailed information ranging from sample size and composition to variables studied and results is provided for twenty articles. The author also summarizes several dimensions of the ABSEL research and suggests some ‘next steps’ for researchers using computer simulations in both basic and applied studies.

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