Dae Joong Kim, a Ph.D. Student at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs, was selected as one of only three nominees for the Best Paper Award from the Association for Complexity Research and Education Network for his paper, Modeling the Complexity System of Individual Rational Behaviors Embedded in Network Structures: A Case Study of Public Sector Organization. He was provided a $1,000 research grant to present his paper at this year’s Korean Complexity Conference on November 24th in Seoul.
In the paper, he combined game theory with network theory to build a framework to explain how individual rational behaviors affect organizational productivity. Game theory and network theory can be useful in explaining and predicting behaviors between micro-macro structures in organizations. In addition, his study can give practical insight to leaders about how they manage (allocate or reallocate) their workforce effectively based on the information of network structure and simulation.