Simulation as Efficient Support to Learning Business Dynamics

  • Alexander Karapidis
  • Lucia Pannese
  • Dimitra Pappa
  • Mauro Santalmasi
  • Wolfgang Volz
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4227)


The aim of this paper is to provide insight in the important role simulation technologies can play in the context of effective business process-oriented learning. The gap between business processes and HR carrying out concrete tasks could be bridged by integrating knowledge management and learning needs with respect to business processes. First, the importance between business processes, learning and simulations is illustrated. Second, simulations and their impact for company efficiency is outlined. Third, the benefits of the PROLIX e-simulation are described according to specific requirements out of a business process perspective. A company case study is also presented. The conclusion is that decision support for management under specific performance conditions and the learning environment itself are key elements that contemporary e-simulations bring together for the benefit of work performance and effectiveness as well as efficiency of companies.


Business Process Corporate Training Efficient Support Educational Publishing Specific Performance Condition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Karapidis
    • 1
  • Lucia Pannese
    • 2
  • Dimitra Pappa
    • 3
  • Mauro Santalmasi
    • 2
  • Wolfgang Volz
    • 4
  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO)StuttgartGermany
  2. 2.imaginary s.rl. c/o Acceleratore d’Impresa del Politecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly
  3. 3.Division of Applied TechnologiesNational Centre for Scientific Research, (NCSR) “Demokritos”Agia ParaskeviGreece
  4. 4.Klett Lernen und Wissen GmbH, Educational ConceptsStuttgartGermany

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