The social consequences of using agent-based systems

Samuel Chong, Michael S.H. Heng

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Abstract

The starting point of this paper is that the proper functioning of agent-based systems depends on the understanding of their societal effects on us.Only by understanding the inter-relationship between the agent-based systems and their resources can we ensure that such systems are not designed anddeveloped in isolation of the social context in wich they find their purposes. However, the consequences of deploying agent-based systems are not welldefined in het current literature. The aim of this paper is to contribute to the understanding of this issue by investigating the possibilities of using theorganizational semiotic framework which is founded on sound and theoreticalunderpinnings to structure our discourse of some of these consequences. The semioticframework will help us to draw deep insights from the phenomena under examination.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherFaculty of Economics and Business Administration, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Publication series

NameResearch Memorandum
No.2001-1

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    Chong, S., & Heng, M. S. H. (2001). The social consequences of using agent-based systems. (Research Memorandum; No. 2001-1). Amsterdam: Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.