Agent-based Modeling of the Institutional Work in the Coffee Sector at Huila Sub-region Area in Columbia, South America

By: Cristian Yepes Lugo   Jorge Eliecer Fernandez Rubio  

The coffee sector at Huila sub-region in Colombia has led the production for five consecutive years and has allowed the development of entrepreneurship projects related to organic and specialty coffees. This paper aims to explain the influence of the institutional work on the importance and emergence of organizations in the coffee industry at Huila sub-region in Colombia, using an Agent-Based Modeling (ABM). We find a growing number of new associations and increasing importance, as practices raise. Traditional organizations such as the National Federation of Coffee Growers (FNC) and the Departmental Committee (CDC) lose importance over time due to the new practices and interactions of producers and the emerging organizations of the sub-region. Finally, we recommend policymakers to re-assign resources based on this new emerging organizational field

Institutional Work, ABM
Change Management
Paper Presentation in a Themed Session

Cristian Yepes Lugo

Jorge Eliecer Fernandez Rubio

Professor, Escuela Superior de Administraci├│n P├║blica (Esap), Colombia