Contribution of simulation and gaming to natural resource management issues: an introduction

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 decisionmaking

    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). Contribution of simulation and gaming to natural resource management issues: an introduction. Simulation and Gaming: an international journal of theory, design and research, 38 (2), 185-194.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-34548126133

Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 185

End Page


  • 194

Volume


  • 38

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • http://sag.sagepub.com/content/38/2/185.full.pdf+html

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 decisionmaking

    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). Contribution of simulation and gaming to natural resource management issues: an introduction. Simulation and Gaming: an international journal of theory, design and research, 38 (2), 185-194.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-34548126133

Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 185

End Page


  • 194

Volume


  • 38

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • http://sag.sagepub.com/content/38/2/185.full.pdf+html