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Record number 441792
Title Theory in social simulation: Status-Power theory, national culture and emergence of the glass ceiling
Author(s) Hofstede, G.J.
Source In: Social Coordination: Principles, Artefacts and Theories (SOCIAL.PATH). - Exeter : University of Exeter - ISBN 9781908187369 - p. 22 - 29.
Event Exeter : University of Exeter - ISBN 9781908187369 SOCIAL.PATH 2013, 2013-04-04/2013-04-07
Department(s) Information Technology
WASS
Publication type Contribution in proceedings
Publication year 2013
Abstract This is a conceptual exploration of the work of some
eminent social scientists thought to be amenable to agent-based
modelling of social reality. Kemper’s status-power theory and
Hofstede’s dimensions of national culture are the central
theories. The article reviews empirical work on the case of
playing children, with a focus on field studies on pre-puberty
children in several countries. The idea is to investigate
emergence of glass ceiling phenomena1for girls among these
children. A prototype playground simulation gives a proof of
concept.2The conclusion is that applying social scientific theory
to the modelling of social reality seems a promising research
avenue.
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