The University of Sussex

The conflict of qualitative reasoning

Rory K. Woodward

Although some researchers have suggested the use of qualitative reasoning for business and economic models, little attention has been given to the problem of analysing the results of the simulation. We identify a subset of qualitative reasoning models, and suggest the use of techniques from game theory, as an aid to interpreting the envisionment. This paper outlines the technique, illustrated by means of a simple two-player, perfect information game, which models a company maintaining two production lines, each requiring different raw-materials obtained from the inventory department.

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