Simulation and gaming in natural resource management

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Nowadays, computer-mediated simulations and games are widely used in the field of natural resource management (NRM). They have proved to be useful for various purposes such as supporting decision-making processes and training. First, the specificities of the NRM research field are highlighted. Then, based on the analysis of the articles presented in this special issue of Simulation & Gaming, some key features related to the implementation of gaming in such a context are introduced. Finally, after reviewing the benefits of using simulation games in NRM, the authors stress the ethical issue of changing social relationships among stakeholders by playing a game with some of them.

Authors


  •   Barreteau, Olivier (external author)
  •   Le Page, Christophe (external author)
  •   Perez, Pascal

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Barreteau, O., Le Page, C. & Perez, P. (2007). Simulation and gaming in natural resource management. Simulation and Gaming: an international journal of theory, design and research, 38 (2), 181-184.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-34548131993

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 181

End Page


  • 184

Volume


  • 38

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • http://sag.sagepub.com/content/38/2/181.full.pdf

Abstract


  • Nowadays, computer-mediated simulations and games are widely used in the field of natural resource management (NRM). They have proved to be useful for various purposes such as supporting decision-making processes and training. First, the specificities of the NRM research field are highlighted. Then, based on the analysis of the articles presented in this special issue of Simulation & Gaming, some key features related to the implementation of gaming in such a context are introduced. Finally, after reviewing the benefits of using simulation games in NRM, the authors stress the ethical issue of changing social relationships among stakeholders by playing a game with some of them.

Authors


  •   Barreteau, Olivier (external author)
  •   Le Page, Christophe (external author)
  •   Perez, Pascal

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Barreteau, O., Le Page, C. & Perez, P. (2007). Simulation and gaming in natural resource management. Simulation and Gaming: an international journal of theory, design and research, 38 (2), 181-184.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-34548131993

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 181

End Page


  • 184

Volume


  • 38

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • http://sag.sagepub.com/content/38/2/181.full.pdf