Eurosim involves industrial firms from European Union countries. The production-distribution processes of these businesses, as well as the different economic conditions of their home countries, create opportunities for working together. This is brought about through negotiation and co-operation.
The principle dimension of Eurosim lies in the importance given to negotiations between firms from different countries. To get access to outlets other than those in their domestic market, the directors must sign export contracts, of finished or intermediate products, with external partners. In the same fashion they can also import goods from all the other simulated firms. These import or export contracts can be of varying kinds, from the simple supply of goods to the production of goods under licence.
In addition, particular attention is paid to each firms policy regarding quality. The National Quality Agency is responsible for certifying products.
The decisions relate to the supply of materials (intermediate products), the manufacture and/or the sub-contracting of finished products, the commercialisation of the product (sales price, sales force, advertising, etc.), research and development, investment in manufacturing equipment, choice of manufacturing technology and long and short term financial resources. Finally, those decisions which bring the partner's actions into play are administered in the context of the contracts.
24 player decisions, divided into:
- 9 Production
- 8 Finance
- 7 Marketing