The Garbage Can Model of Organizational Choice is a fundamental model of organizational decision-making originally propossed by J.D. Cohen, J.G. March and J.P. Olsen in 1972. In their model, decisions are made out of random meetings of organization members, opportunities, solutions and problems within an organization. With this model, these very same agents are supposed to meet in society at large where they make decisions according to the rules envisaged by Cohen, March and Olsen and, under certain conditions, they form stable organizations. In this artificial ecology organizations are born, grow and eventually vanish with time.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.comses.net/codebases/c4a2dbe2-bfdc-4e0b-add6-31cf93834f37/releases/1.1.1/