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An Agent-Based Simulation Application on a Multi-Agent Firefighting and Rescue System
Proceedings of the 8th International Supply Chain Management and Information Systems Conference (2010)
  • Xu Yang, San Jose State University
  • Y. Lu
  • Z. Peng
Abstract
An agent-based simulation model is developed to model the organizational behavior of a firefighting team. Our research interest focuses on the relationship between the distribution of authority in the firefighting team and its team performance. There are two types of authority distribution factors: self-managing factor and supervisor-centered factor. We found that a high team performance can be obtained when the self-managing factor is in the state of self-managing and the supervisor-centered factor is in the state of supervisor-centered. We also found that the self-managing factor has a major impact on the team performance.
Keywords
  • firefighting,
  • rescue system
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Publication Date
October, 2010
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Citation Information
Xu Yang, Y. Lu and Z. Peng. "An Agent-Based Simulation Application on a Multi-Agent Firefighting and Rescue System" Proceedings of the 8th International Supply Chain Management and Information Systems Conference (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/xu_yang/10/