Modeling Culturally-Influenced Decisions

  • Loïs VanhéeEmail author
  • Frank Dignum
  • Jacques Ferber
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9002)


This article proposes a model of culturally influenced decision processes. In particular, cultures influence individual motivation, jointly with human nature and personality. The use of this model is then illustrated by a simulation model of the impact of cultural differences on organizational performance (efficiency, flexibility and member satisfaction) in two organizational structures (bureaucracies and adhocracies). This model is validated against empirical evidence from social sciences.


Social simulation Simulation techniques Tools and environments Artificial societies 



The first author wishes to thank (anonymous) reviewers for their rich and constructive feedback.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Université Montpellier 2MontpellierFrance
  2. 2.Utrecht UniversiteitUtrechtThe Netherlands

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