Huib Aldewereld*, Sergio Álvarez-Napagao, Virginia Dignum, Jie Jiang, Wamberto Vasconcelos, Javier Vázquez-Salceda

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Comprehensive models for organizations must, on the one hand, be able to specify global goals and requirements but, on the other hand, cannot assume that particular actors will always act according to the needs and expectations of the system design. Concepts as organizational rules (Zambonelli 2002), norms and institutions (Dignum and Dignum 2001; Esteva et al. 2002), and social structures (Parunak and Odell 2002) arise from the idea that the effective engineering of organizations needs high-level, actor-independent concepts and abstractions that explicitly define the organization in which agents live (Zambonelli 2002).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLaw, Governance and Technology Series
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameLaw, Governance and Technology Series
ISSN (Print)2352-1902
ISSN (Electronic)2352-1910

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  • Concrete Norm
  • Constitutive Norm
  • Global Goal
  • Interaction Structure
  • Organization Design


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