Call for Papers

Special Issue
of Mind & Society on Advanced Modelling of Organizational Behaviour

Over the last decades, psychological research has often highlighted that the theory of “rational” decision-making eventually prescribes choices from which humans systematically deviate. Remarkably, several Nobel laureates including Herbert Simon (1978), Daniel Kahneman (2002) and Richard Thaler (2017) have been prized for developing more realistic theories of human behavior and interaction.

In line with these theoretical developments, novel modelling methods have been proposed that allow more realistic descriptions of actual organizational behaviour. In particular, computational methods and statistical techniques allow nowadays to capture dynamics of latent psychological constructs and reproduce the emergence of novel organizational features. Ideally, these methods strive for recreating the complexity of macroscopic organizational structures without losing sight of individual human behavior.

The present call for special issue aims to collect a series of contributions (including original research articles, reports, or reviews) where such methods are employed in order to capture organizational dynamics. Potential methods to be applied to organizational studies include, but are not limited, to the following list:

Agent-based modeling

Latent Class Growth Analysis

Hidden Markov chains

Pattern analysis

Nonlinear dynamical processes

Network analysis

Nonlinear regression

Growth curve modeling

Recurrence quantification analysis

Submission Deadline

April 1st, 2020

Publication Date


Papers will be published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

Guest Editors

Andrea Ceschi, University of Verona, Verona, Italy

Guido Fioretti, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Andrea Scalco, The Rowett Institute – University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK

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