Using Computer Simulation to Improve ICT Governance

23 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2012 Last revised: 14 Aug 2014

See all articles by Johannes M. Bauer

Johannes M. Bauer

Michigan State University-Department of Media and Information

Kurtis DeMaagd

Michigan State University

Erik D. Goodman

Michigan State University

Samuel Atkins

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Tithi Chattopadhyay

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Kendall J. Koning

Michigan State University - College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Date Written: August 15, 2010

Abstract

Communications policy decisions are forward-looking, intended to govern the information and communication technology (ICT) sector to achieve more desirable outcomes or to prevent undesirable ones. Policy choices often address situations that have no direct historical precedent. For example, network neutrality policy defines a framework for the future evolution of advanced communications services. Although learning from the past and the experience in other places is important, theoretical and empirical research based on past experience may only be of limited help for these forward-looking decisions. Our paper, which arises from a National Science Foundation-funded research project, proposes an alternative approach: the use of computational techniques to systematically explore the interaction of alternative governance decisions with the ICT system.

Suggested Citation

Bauer, Johannes M. and DeMaagd, Kurtis and Goodman, Erik D. and Atkins, Samuel and Chattopadhyay, Tithi and Koning, Kendall J., Using Computer Simulation to Improve ICT Governance (August 15, 2010). TPRC 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1988190

Johannes M. Bauer (Contact Author)

Michigan State University-Department of Media and Information ( email )

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Kurtis DeMaagd

Michigan State University ( email )

Agriculture Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1122
United States

Erik D. Goodman

Michigan State University ( email )

Agriculture Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1122
United States

Samuel Atkins

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Tithi Chattopadhyay

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Kendall J. Koning

Michigan State University - College of Communication Arts and Sciences ( email )

East Lansing, MI 48824
United States

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