Business Dynamics: Systems Thinking and Modeling for a Complex World with CD-ROM

Author: John Sterman

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780072389159

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 982

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Today’s leading authority on the subject of this text is the author, MIT Standish Professor of Management and Director of the System Dynamics Group, John D. Sterman. Sterman’s objective is to explain, in a true textbook format, what system dynamics is, and how it can be successfully applied to solve business and organizational problems. System dynamics is both a currently utilized approach to organizational problem solving at the professional level, and a field of study in business, engineering, and social and physical sciences.

Business Dynamics: Systems Thinking and Modeling for a Complex World with CD-ROM

Author: John Sterman, Professor

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780072389159

Category: History

Page: 982

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Today’s leading authority on the subject of this text is the author, MIT Standish Professor of Management and Director of the System Dynamics Group, John D. Sterman. Sterman’s objective is to explain, in a true textbook format, what system dynamics is, and how it can be successfully applied to solve business and organizational problems. System dynamics is both a currently utilized approach to organizational problem solving at the professional level, and a field of study in business, engineering, and social and physical sciences.

Business Dynamics: Systems Thinking and Modeling for a Complex World with CD-ROM

Author: John Sterman, Professor

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780072389159

Category: History

Page: 982

View: 760

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Today’s leading authority on the subject of this text is the author, MIT Standish Professor of Management and Director of the System Dynamics Group, John D. Sterman. Sterman’s objective is to explain, in a true textbook format, what system dynamics is, and how it can be successfully applied to solve business and organizational problems. System dynamics is both a currently utilized approach to organizational problem solving at the professional level, and a field of study in business, engineering, and social and physical sciences.

Business Dynamics

Systems Thinking and Modeling for a Complex World

Author: John Sterman

Publisher: Irwin Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780072311358

Category: Business cycles

Page: 982

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A guide explaining the application of systems dynamics to organizational problem solving. It looks at simulation models to understand issues such as fluctuating sales, market growth and stagnation, the reliability of forecasts and the rationality of business decision making.

Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics

A feedback systems approach

Author: John D. W. Morecroft

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111884470X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

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Insightful modelling of dynamic systems for better business strategy The business environment is constantly changing and organisations need the ability to rehearse alternative futures. By mimicking the interlocking operations of firms and industries, modelling serves as a ‘dry run’ for testing ideas, anticipating consequences, avoiding strategic pitfalls and improving future performance. Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics is an essential guide to credible models; helping you to understand modelling as a creative process for distilling and communicating those factors that drive business success and sustainability. Written by an internationally regarded authority, the book covers all stages of model building, from conceptual to analytical. The book demonstrates a range of in-depth practical examples that vividly illustrate important or puzzling dynamics in firm operations, strategy, public policy, and everyday life. This updated new edition also offers a rich Learners' website with models, articles and videos, as well as a separate Instructors' website resource, with lecture slides and other course materials (see Related Websites/Extra section below). Together the book and websites deliver a powerful package of blended learning materials that: Introduce the system dynamics approach of modelling strategic problems in business and society Include industry examples and public sector applications with interactive simulators and contemporary visual modelling software Provide the latest state-of-the-art thinking, concepts and techniques for systems modelling The comprehensive Learners' website features models, microworlds, journal articles and videos. Easy-to-use simulators enable readers to experience dynamic complexity in business and society. Like would-be CEOs, readers can re-design operations and then re-simulate in the quest for well-coordinated strategy and better performance. The simulators include a baffling hotel shower, a start-up low-cost airline, an international radio broadcaster, a diversifying tyre maker, commercial fisheries and the global oil industry. "Much more than an introduction, John Morecroft’s Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics uses interactive ‘mini-simulators and microworlds’ to create an engaging and effective learning environment in which readers, whatever their background, can develop their intuition about complex dynamic systems." John Sterman, Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management "Illustrated by examples from everyday life, business and policy, John Morecroft expertly demonstrates how systems thinking aided by system dynamics can improve our understanding of the world around us." Stewart Robinson, Associate Dean Research, President of the Operational Research Society, Professor of Management Science, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University

Modeling for Learning Organizations

Author: John D.W. Morecroft,John D. Sterman

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9781563272509

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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book allows you to predict the outcome of current and future situations on the whole system by testing different scenarios. Its distinguished contributors include Jay Forrester, the father of System Dynamics; Peter Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline; and Arie de Geus, who led Royal Dutch/Shell in the use of system dynamics modeling.

Seeing the Forest for the Trees

A Manager's Guide to Applying Systems Thinking

Author: Dennis Sherwood

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey International

ISBN: 1857884973

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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How to use Systems Thinking to improve your business.

Systemic Intervention

Philosophy, Methodology, and Practice

Author: Gerald Midgley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461542014

Category: Social Science

Page: 447

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This book aims to rethink systemic intervention to enhance its relevance for supporting social change in the 21st century. It offers a new systems philosophy and methodology, focusing upon the fundamental importance of exploring value and boundary judgements as part of the intervention process. It includes four detailed examples of the practice of systemic intervention.

Analytical Methods for Dynamic Modelers

Author: Hazhir Rahmandad,Rogelio Oliva,Nathaniel D. Osgood,George Richardson

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262331438

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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Simulation modeling is increasingly integrated into research and policy analysis of complex sociotechnical systems in a variety of domains. Model-based analysis and policy design inform a range of applications in fields from economics to engineering to health care. This book offers a hands-on introduction to key analytical methods for dynamic modeling. Bringing together tools and methodologies from fields as diverse as computational statistics, econometrics, and operations research in a single text, the book can be used for graduate-level courses and as a reference for dynamic modelers who want to expand their methodological toolbox.The focus is on quantitative techniques for use by dynamic modelers during model construction and analysis, and the material presented is accessible to readers with a background in college-level calculus and statistics. Each chapter describes a key method, presenting an introduction that emphasizes the basic intuition behind each method, tutorial style examples, references to key literature, and exercises. The chapter authors are all experts in the tools and methods they present. The book covers estimation of model parameters using quantitative data; understanding the links between model structure and its behavior; and decision support and optimization. An online appendix offers computer code for applications, models, and solutions to exercises.ContributorsWenyi An, Edward G. Anderson Jr., Yaman Barlas, Nishesh Chalise, Robert Eberlein, Hamed Ghoddusi, Winfried Grassmann, Peter S. Hovmand, Mohammad S. Jalali, Nitin Joglekar, David Keith, Juxin Liu, Erling Moxnes, Rogelio Oliva, Nathaniel D. Osgood, Hazhir Rahmandad, Raymond Spiteri, John Sterman, Jeroen Struben, Burcu Tan, Karen Yee, Gönenç Yücel

Practical Exercises of System Dynamics

System Dynamics. Simulation and models with Vensim PLE. Preface John Sterman

Author: Juan Martín García

Publisher: Juan Martín García

ISBN: 8460998045

Category: Biological systems

Page: 282

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This book is a guide that shows step by step the process of building simulation models using System Dynamics. It is written in a clear and comprehensible style that illustrates the model construction process. This book will be a useful resource to students, scholars, researchers, and teachers.

System Dynamics Modeling with R

Author: Jim Duggan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319340433

Category: Computers

Page: 176

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This new interdisciplinary work presents system dynamics as a powerful approach to enable analysts build simulation models of social systems, with a view toward enhancing decision making. Grounded in the feedback perspective of complex systems, the book provides a practical introduction to system dynamics, and covers key concepts such as stocks, flows, and feedback. Societal challenges such as predicting the impact of an emerging infectious disease, estimating population growth, and assessing the capacity of health services to cope with demographic change can all benefit from the application of computer simulation. This text explains important building blocks of the system dynamics approach, including material delays, stock management heuristics, and how to model effects between different systemic elements. Models from epidemiology, health systems, and economics are presented to illuminate important ideas, and the R programming language is used to provide an open-source and interoperable way to build system dynamics models. System Dynamics Modeling with R also describes hands-on techniques that can enhance client confidence in system dynamic models, including model testing, model analysis, and calibration. Developed from the author’s course in system dynamics, this book is written for undergraduate and postgraduate students of management, operations research, computer science, and applied mathematics. Its focus is on the fundamental building blocks of system dynamics models, and its choice of R as a modeling language make it an ideal reference text for those wishing to integrate system dynamics modeling with related data analytic methods and techniques.

Simply Complexity

A Clear Guide to Complexity Theory

Author: Neil Johnson

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780740492

Category: Science

Page: 256

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What do traffic jams, stock market crashes, and wars have in common? They are all explained using complexity, an unsolved puzzle that many researchers believe is the key to predicting – and ultimately solving—everything from terrorist attacks and pandemic viruses right down to rush hour traffic congestion. Complexity is considered by many to be the single most important scientific development since general relativity and it promises to make sense of no less than the very heart of the Universe. Using it, scientists can find order emerging from seemingly random interactions of all kinds, from something as simple as flipping coins through to more challenging problems such as the patterns in modern jazz, the growth of cancer tumours, and predicting shopping habits.

Designing the Customer-Centric Organization

A Guide to Strategy, Structure, and Process

Author: Jay R. Galbraith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118046862

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Designing the Customer-Centric Organization offers todayâ??s business leaders a comprehensive customer-centric organizational model that clearly shows how to put in place an infrastructure that is organized around the demands of the customer. Written by Jay Galbraith (the foremost expert in the field of organizational design), this important book includes a tool that will help determine how customer-centric an organization is- light-level, medium-level, complete-level, or high-level- and it shows how to ascertain the appropriate level for a particular institution. Once the groundwork has been established, the author offers guidance for the process of implementing a customer-centric system throughout an organization. Designing the Customer-Centric Organization includes vital information about structure, management processes, reward and management systems, and people practices.

Inventory and Production Management in Supply Chains, Fourth Edition

Author: Edward A. Silver,David F. Pyke,Douglas J. Thomas

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315356805

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 810

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Authored by a team of experts, the new edition of this bestseller presents practical techniques for managing inventory and production throughout supply chains. It covers the current context of inventory and production management, replenishment systems for managing individual inventories within a firm, managing inventory in multiple locations and firms, and production management. The book presents sophisticated concepts and solutions with an eye towards today’s economy of global demand, cost-saving, and rapid cycles. It explains how to decrease working capital and how to deal with coordinating chains across boundaries.

Strategic Management Dynamics

Author: Kim Warren

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470060670

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 696

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Award winning author Kim Warren presents his new book: Strategic Management Dynamics – a complete framework in the field of Strategic Management. Strategic Management Dynamics builds on, and goes substantially beyond the existing strategy textbooks with its focus on understanding and managing how organisations perform over time. Based on simple but powerful underlying principles, the book both lays out a comprehensive approach to strategy analysis, design and delivery, and connects with established frameworks in the field. In Strategic Management Dynamics Kim Warren provides a valuable teaching resource, which can be used as a core textbook to bring strategy to life. With numerous examples from different sectors, the book is supported by a rich variety of simulation–based learning materials that are essential if strategy principles are to be experienced, rather than just discussed. For those who have already learned about strategy, this book provides an important update and extension of their knowledge. Key Features: Many simulation models to demonstrate dynamics principles in strategy as well as in marketing, human–resource management, R&D, operations management and other functions ideal for class exercises and assignments. A detailed worked example built up from chapter to chapter, illustrating the key frameworks of strategy dynamics analysis. Extensive discussion of established strategy frameworks, adapted to demonstrate implications for how organisations perform over time. Numerous academic and managerial references as useful supplements in degree courses and executive education. End–of–chapter questions and exercises, supported by detailed worksheets.

Dynamic Systems for Everyone

Understanding How Our World Works

Author: Asish Ghosh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331943943X

Category: Science

Page: 293

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Systems are everywhere and we are surrounded by them. We are a complex amalgam of systems that enable us to interact with an endless array of external systems in our daily lives. They are electrical, mechanical, social, biological, and many other types that control our environment and our well-being. By appreciating how these systems function, will broaden our understanding of how our world works. Readers from a variety of disciplines will benefit from the knowledge of system behavior they will gain from this book and will be able to apply those principles in various contexts. The treatment of the subject is non-mathematical, and the book considers some of the latest concepts in the systems discipline, such as agent based systems, optimization, and discrete events and procedures. The diverse range of examples provided in this book, will allow readers to: Apply system knowledge at work and in daily life without deep mathematical knowledge; Build models and simulate system behaviors on a personal computer; Optimize systems in many different ways; Reduce or eliminate unintended consequences; Develop a holistic world view . This book will enable readers to not only better interact with the systems in their professional and daily lives, but also allow them to develop and evaluate them for their effectiveness in achieving their designed purpose. Comments from Reviewers: “This is a marvelously well written introduction to Systems Thinking and System Dynamics - I like it because it introduces Systems Thinking with meaningful examples, which everyone should be able to readily connect” - Gene Bellinger, Organizational theorist, systems thinker, and consultant, Director Systems Thinking World “Excellent book ...very well written. Mr. Ghosh's world view of system thinking is truly unique” - Peter A. Rizzi, Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth “A thorough reading of the book provides an interesting way to view many problems in our society” –Bradford T. Stokes, Poppleton Chair and Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University College of Medicine “This is a very good and very readable book that is a must read for any person involved in systems theory in any way - which may actually include just about everyone” - Peter G. Martin, Vice President Business Value Consulting, Schneider Electric

Executing Your Strategy

How to Break it Down and Get it Done

Author: Mark Morgan,Raymond E. Levitt,William A. Malek

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

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Ninety percent of businesses still fail to execute their strategies because their leaders do not understand how to break each strategy down into groups of activities and sequences of events that drive the company steadily toward its desired goal. Beyond that, managers often fail to prioritize these activities, assign responsibility for them, and decide on measures of their success. The authors argue that successful project design translates into successful strategic execution and that projects provide the critical link between knowing the strategy and living into it.