Adaptive information systems and modelling in economics and management science - Initiative 5: Artificial factory

Project Details

Financing body

Austrian Science Fund


This project centres around the following interrelated research questions: What is the impact of organisational learning on a manufacturing company's competitive position? In what kind of environment is organisational learning an important issue? What are suitable organisational structures and techniques for stimulating organisational learning? What is the effect of learning by firms on the strengths of competition, rate of innovation and market structure?

The principal method for seeking answers to these issues will be the simulation of an Artificial Life System (ALS) consisting of properly enhanced Classifier Systems that model the evolution of the business rules of a manufacturing company.

Effective start/end date1/04/9731/03/03

Collaborative partners

  • Vienna University of Economics and Business (lead)
  • Technische Universität Wien, Institut für Ökonometrie, Operations Research und Systemtheorie (Project partner)
  • Institut für Statistik und Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie, TU Wien (Project partner)
  • Universität Wien, Institut für Betriebswirtschaft (Project partner)

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (OEFOS)

  • 102015 Information systems
  • 502044 Business management
  • 102001 Artificial intelligence