Abstract for: Formal Modeling, Computer Simulation and Grounded Field Research to Conduct Enquiry in Managerial Sciences

In recent times, computer simulations have recuperated terrain in mainstream management journals. In the attempt to further corroborate the role of formal modeling and computer simulation in the repertoire of research strategies available to social scientists, the aim of the present essay is to sketch out a framework for an enquiry that combines computer simulation and field-based investigation, this latter a typical research strategy in social sciences.