Adaptive information systems and modelling in economics and management science - Initiative 5: Artificial factory

Type WU Joint Research Program

Funding Bodies
  • Austrian Science Fund

Duration April 1, 1997 - March 31, 2003
  • Institute for Production Management (Reiner) AE (Details)
  • Mathematical Methods in Statistics AE (Former organization)
  • Tourism and Leisure Studies AE (Former organization)
  • Institute for Production Management (Taudes) AE (Details)


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  • Feurstein, Markus (Former researcher)
  • Mild, Andreas (Details)
  • Natter, Martin (Former researcher)
  • Taudes, Alfred (Details) Project Head

Abstract (German)

Wie wirkt sich organisationales Lernen auf die Wettbewerbsposition eines Unternehmens aus? In welcher Umgebung ist organisationales Lernen wichtig? Welche organisationalen Strukturen und Techniken eignen sich, organisationales Lernen zu stimulieren? Wie wirkt sich das Lernen von Unternehmen auf Wettbewerb, Innovationsrate und Marktstruktur aus? <P>Artifical Life Simulation mit Classifier Systemen

Abstract (English)

This project centres around the following interrelated research questions: What is the impact of organisational learning on a manufacturing company's competitive position? In what kind of environment is organisational learning an important issue? What are suitable organisational structures and techniques for stimulating organisational learning? What is the effect of learning by firms on the strengths of competition, rate of innovation and market structure?<P>The principal method for seeking answers to these issues will be the simulation of an Artificial Life System (ALS) consisting of properly enhanced Classifier Systems that model the evolution of the business rules of a manufacturing company.


  • Technical University Vienna, Department of Econometrics, Operations Research and Systems Theory - Austria
  • Technical University Vienna, Department of Statistics - Austria
  • University of Vienna, Department of Business Administration - Austria


Book (monograph)

2002 David, H., Doerner, K., Dorffner, G., Fent, T., Feurstein, M., Hartl, R., Mild, A., Natter, M., Reimann, M., Taudes, A.. 2002. Quantitative Models of Learning Organizations. Interdisciplinary Studies in Economics and Management, Springer (Details)

Journal article

2003 Natter, M., Mild, A.. 2003. DELI: An interactive new product development tool for the analysis and evaluation of market research data. Journal of Targeting, Measurement and Analysis for Marketing, 12, 1, 43-52 (10) (Details)
  Mild, A., Natter, M., Taudes, A.. 2003. Der Wiener Strommarkt nach der Liberalisierung: Eine Analyse mit Hilfe eines simultanen Segmentierungs- und Mapping Ansatzes. Transfer: Werbeforschung und Praxis, 3/2003 (Details)
  Buchta, C., Meyer, D., Mild, A., Pfister, A., Taudes, A.. 2003. Technological Efficiency and Organizational Inertia: A Model of the Emergence of Disruption. Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, 9, 2, 127-146 (Details)
  Mild, A., Reutterer, T.. 2003. Une approche de filtrage collaboratig mise au point pour prédire des achats intercatégories basée sur des paniers de données binaires. Recherche et Applications en Marketing, 18, 4 (Details)
2002 Mild, Andreas, Natter, Martin. 2002. Collaborative filtering or regression models for internet recommendation systems?. Journal of Targeting, Measurement & Analysis for Marketing, 10, 4 (Details)
2001 Taudes, A., Trcka, M., Lukanowicz, M.. 2001. Organizational Learning in Production Networks. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 1362, 1-23 (Details)

Chapter in edited volume

2003 Natter, M., Mild, A., Taudes, A., Geberth, C.. 2003. Interaktive Produktkonzeptentwicklung mit DELI. In: Geyer-Schulz, A., Taudes, A. (Hrsg.): Informationswirtschaft: Ein Sektor mit Zukunft, Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI), Series of the Gesellschaft für Informatik (Details)
  Taudes, A., Mild, A.. 2003. Wie geht es weiter mit der IT-Industrie? Internet-Hype, Softwareplattformen und Realoptionen. In: Hommel, Scholich, Baecker (Hrsg.): Reale Optionen: Konzepte, Praxis und Perspektiven strategischer Unternehmensfinanzierung. Springer (Details)

Contribution to conference proceedings

2003 Mild, Andreas, Reutterer, Thomas. 2003. Analysis of cross-category and inter-temporal purchase relationships in market basket data. Proceedings of the 32nd EMAC Conference, Glasgow (Details)
2002 Mild, Andreas. 2002. The Impact of the Knowledge Base on the Performance of Agents and Organizations. Proceedings of the Third European Conference on Organizational Knowledge, Learning, and Capabilities, Athens, Greece (Details)

Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium

2002 Mild, Andreas, Natter, Martin. 2002. Recommendation Models for Retail Applications. Annual Conference of the German Classification Society (GfKl), Mannheim (Details)
2000 Mild, Andreas. 2000. Ein Profiling Agent zur Clusteranalyse und Werbekampagnenplanung. Web-Intelligence Tagung, WU-Wien, 26.09.2000 (Details)

Working/discussion paper, preprint

2002 Buchta, Christian, Meyer, David, Mild, Andreas, Pfister, Alexander, Taudes, Alfred. 2002. The Emergence of Disruption. Working Paper No. 90, July 2002, Working Paper Series: Adaptive Information Systems and Modelling in Economics and Management Science, Wirtschaftsuniv. Wien (Details)
2000 Feurstein, M., Natter, M., Mild, A., Taudes, A.. 2000. Incentives to Cooperate in New Product Development. Working Paper Series: Adaptive Information Systems and Modelling in Economics and Management Science, Working Paper, No. 70, July 2000, Wirtschaftsuniv. Wien (Details)


  • 1122 Artificial intelligence (Details)
  • 1138 Information systems (Details)
  • 5333 Business management (Details)


  • industrial enterprise
  • innovation
  • learning
  • market
  • competition