Computer-based Tools for Rethinking Innovation
This book is based on work conducted as one part of the SIMIAN project at the University of Surrey, England. The project was funded by the National Centre for Research Methods, part of the UKís Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Thanks must go to Edmund Chattoe-Brown, University of Leicester, who co-authored the original funding bid, and to our colleagues in the Centre for Research in Social Simulation (CRESS) at Surrey University for contributing to a rich research environment during the project. In particular, Richa Sabharwal created the SIMIAN website, Lu Yang provided smooth administration of the project and its events, and Lynne Hamill, Ozge Dilaver-Kalkan and Jen Badham offered fruitful conversations on the topics of this book. CW would like to thank his former colleagues at Warwick Business School, where his PhD supervisor Stewart Robinson gave him both training in the art of simulation modelling, and also enough flexibility over time to be able to pursue wider interests, some of which prepared the way for the work for this book. CW also benefitted from attending the 2009 Tenth Trento Summer School at the University of Trento, Italy, the 2009 Modelling Science workshop at the Virtual Knowledge Studio, University of Amsterdam and the 2011 SKIN workshop at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany. We thank the organisers of these events for their invitations.