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operation in which participants assume the role of managing the
simulated operation. 11
Simulation. This term involves three basic components:
an abstraction of an economic environment, a series of guidelines
for manipulation of the economic environment, and a set of rules
which govern the activity of the participants. ^ The literature dealing
with business games is inconsistent in the use of the terms "simula-
tion" and "games." Some authors use "simulation" in their
writings to mean only the formal mathematical models which have
been generated from real situations. Others use the two terms inter-
changeably. For purposes of this study, the terms "Business game,"
"Management game," and "Simulation" are synonymous.
General management game. This term refers to a game
that is directed at the top management level of decision making where
all functional areas of the firm are interrelated toward the achievement
of basic organizational objectives. **
PaulS. Greenlaw, Lowell W. Herron, and Richard H.
Rawdon, Business Simulation (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1962),
James L. McKenny, Simulation Gaming for Management
Development (Boston, 1967), p. 2.
^Graham and Gray, op. cit. , p. 40.
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Ellis, Norman Dean, 1933-. The Relationship between Identifiable Attributes and Decision-Making Ability of Purchasing Personnel as Measured by the Results of a Management Game, dissertation, May 1973; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc164597/m1/27/: accessed April 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .